Wednesday, April 6, 2016

That Epic Emu War

It was a big war.
I don't know why it never made the history books.

 A unit of former WWI Australian soldiers going up against twenty-thousand angry emus.

All the people wanted to do was farm, all the emus wanted was to eat and drink.

The evil emus were tearing up property so the army was called in complete with machine guns.

The troops were no match for the stealth emus and they had to admit defeat within a month.


Yes, this did happen in 1932 in Western Australia.


14 comments:

  1. Oh Ruth - that was Excellent, Entertaining, and unexpected.
    I'm going to do a little googling and get Educated.

    You make me laugh - for that I say Thanks! :)

    Cheers, Jenny
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    1. My daughter suggested emu and I thought no, but thought emu meme and found this.

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  2. This is funny. Glad the emus won.

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    1. Birgit, me too. People need to live, but animals need to be able to too.

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  3. Learned a bit of trivia today! Glad the emus were on the winning side :)

    betty

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  4. haha never mess with the emus

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    1. Pat, they look like they could be mean.

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  5. Interestingly, ratites (ostriches, emus, etc.) do have a penis but it is a lymphatic penis rather than one using the blood vasculature to become engorged.
    So you know, I have no real idea what that means.
    Oh...dear...my 'Cloaca' post continues to haunt me.

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    1. Al, you are just like a big waling animal sex ed class.

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  6. Interestingly, ratites (ostriches, emus, etc.) do have a penis but it is a lymphatic penis rather than one using the blood vasculature to become engorged.
    So you know, I have no real idea what that means.
    Oh...dear...my 'Cloaca' post continues to haunt me.

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