Sunday, September 09, 2007

Emu Update

Looks like a case for Sheriff Dan Rhodes. Thanks to Art Scott for the link.

The Golf Channel - PGA, LPGA, Champions, European Tour, Nationwide, Canadian Tour &: "ELMA, Wash. -- Every golfer likes a birdie, even more so an eagle. But an emu?

The big bird that showed up Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course was another matter, at least for Sue McMeekin of Satsop and Les Bell of Montesano.

The flightless bird, second in size among avians to the ostrich, followed the pair for seven of their nine holes, watching each swing and sometimes walking between them or standing directly in front of them. The emu seemed to take special interest in McMeekin's red fleece jacket.

'It was strange,' McMeekin said. 'She's awful big and she made me nervous.'

Emus, natives of Australia, can grow to more than 5 feet and 100 pounds and are capable of running as fast as 30 mph."

7 comments:

jjs said...

probly thought they were hitting one of her eggs around. emus arent QUITE as stupid as bush but they're in the ballpark.

Benjie said...

OOP or not, this one deserved a scan of Murder Most Fowl.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Didn't I send you this about a week ago?

Bill Crider said...

Benjie, I should've done a scan.

Jeff, I can't remember. If you did, I should've used it then.

Gerard said...

"Murder Most Fowl" I know I read it, but I cannot seem to recall it. Maybe that's the one where Rhodes gets beat up by a grouchy farmer.

Bill Crider said...

Or an emu.

Gerard. said...

Either way he is sure to get beat up The recuperative powers of Dr. Pepper are a wonder, but the man needs to be more careful.