Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: The Wild Emu

Ok, not quite wordless. My husband (then boyfriend) and I were visiting his parents in the US- at the time I was still living in Germany and he was home for leave from his deployment to Iraq. We were driving along and I saw a big brown bird. I had never seen a bird that big in the wild before and got really excited. I said: "Look, Andy, it's a wild Emu!" I don't think I've ever seen anyone laugh so hard! I thought Andy might pee his pants. He then explained to me that it was a wild turkey...
(Of course, I was fully aware of the fact that Emus are not native to the American continent, neither North nor South. My theory was that they might have Emu farms, like they have them for Ostriches, and that this particular bird had escaped, now living in the wild...)

My Wild Emu

1 comment:

  1. LOL that gave me a good and much needed laugh!