It’s fair dinkum!
As part of 1111′s A-Z of Creatures. E is for Emu. Emus are big flightless birds native to Australia. In 1932, Aussies used machine guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition in a bid to cull the birds which were migrating across wheat crops and bothering farmers. This came to be known as the Emu War.
Fortunately, the emus couldn’t be stopped and there are over 600 thousand wild emus in Australia today. Nowadays, Aussies use a big fence to keep the emus out.
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