Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

John fights off an aggressive emu near Ayers Rock (Uluru), July 9, 1992.

This happened on our visit to The Red Center on our first visit to Australia. We later learned that you can raise your arm to make yourself appear to be a taller emu and make them back down.

See: World Heritage Uluru (Ayers Rock)

We encountered more emus when we lived in Australia for a year.

See: A Year Down Under

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