I had planned to go over to Mim's after lunch today but that darned Uruguay and Ghana soccer match went into over time. I realized I couldn't finish the game, catch the mail lady and visit Mim. I missed the end of the match and the mail lady, which means I had to drive the 30 minute round trip to the post office in Doyle. Mim was changing water when I finally got there and her pair of emus were enjoying the overflow from their water tank.
Mim said they make her think of prehensile creatures. Their the legs and claws make me think reptilian. She said they have teeny short wings with a claw on the end. You know this is an animal that didn't get on the right evolution track. She's had this pair for 15 years and they're supposed to productive layers for 30 years.
Here's a short video of emus enjoying a water bath. Who knew these dinosaur-looking creatures love to wallow as much as pigs!
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