Monday, September 16, 2013

chased

The emu nearly got us!

No seriously.  Chuck and I headed out this morning for a two hour walk (turned into three)....sort of exploratory as I was looking at different ways of getting to the same place.  

Anyway, I went tripping down this one trail, Chuck took off ahead of me, barking.  I figured there was a rabbit up there, and he disappeared around a corner.  

A few seconds later he reappeared around the corner, running, followed closely by a very large emu (are there small ones?) Seeing. Him. Off.

It wasn't going any faster than he was, but it wasn't slowing down either, and they were both headed straight for me on this narrow trail.

Now, one might as oneself exactly how one behaves when approached by a fast moving and annoyed emu.  I did. 

I figured it was less dangerous than a bear, not being an omnivore, and not as pointy as a horned cow or bull, but they can kick I hear.  SO....

Turned around and walked away.

Fortunately for both of us, probably all three of us, it stopped chasing us after a few more paces.

Why, I ask myself, why didn't I bring the camera?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's an emu doing in the Catalonian hills? GM

oreneta said...

climate change.

No, actually, it probably escaped from a local (relatively speaking) farm.

Anonymous said...

Chuck is a smart dog. Sets a good example, too.
Seadogs

thecatalanway said...

I'm going to look up and see what an emu actually looks like. Will we meet one on Friday? Bonnie could eat it? K x

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD MY FRIENDS AND I STARTED DRAWING PICTURES OF THE GREAT EMU WAR IN CLASS. PEOPLE WERE BARRICADED IN THE CASTLE. EVERYONE HAD SWORDS. ONE OF THE EMUS HAD A RAMBO-STYLE BANDANA.
-eldest

elpadawan said...

I was going to ask the same question than GM. And eldest has to put up online the chronicles of the great emu war. Sounds epic. :)

oreneta said...

Sea dog....not a stupid puppy....run AWAY!!!!

Kate, can't guarantee we won't but it's not likely, I wasn't planning on heading inthere....

Eldest, have to send them to me and post them, we all want to see those!!!!

ElP, agreed.........they're planning to launch the reconquest of Spain from Normandy!!!!