how to stop an emu....

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 08:53
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hi everyone, we had a great weekend and it was fantastic to meet some new people and enjoy time with lovely friends. The Glayva incident I shall never forget, and I'm not sure what was more surprising, a lap full of Glayva because the bottom of the glass "fell off" or Willie offering to suck it up !!

We had an eventful drive home, travelling down the Carwarp Rd, an emu ran out from the side and ran into the side of our car. No one in the car saw it happen, we just heard a loud bang, and Al stopped thinking he'd somehow hit a branch or a rock, as he got out he saw an emu running into the scrub and on closer inspection of the damage there was some emu plumes stuck to the car. The two driver side doors have dents espcially the rear, it was lucky that it blindsided us as Al said he would have reacted differently had it come out in the front of him, as it was he didn't react at all until we heard the bang and he stopped. So after easter it'll get fixed....

Thanks to everyone who came along, thanks to Eric for being the organising member and for the doof doof...ahhahahaha...Glenn thanks for help in the planning and a great drive on Saturday...and Willie...thanks for the wet sticky pants...hahahahhaha.....

cheers all

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 09:38

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 09:38
G'day Lyn,

I remember hitting one out near Mt Augustus a few yrs back. I was in a hire car, about 0730 hrs. Very strange, the thing hit the front left wheel arch and sprawled across the windscreen giving us that "what the ?!" look, then scrambled across the bonnet and took off. I was doing about 60ks. Only damage to car was the fender but the wipers were full of feathers! Funniest thing was when filling out the details for the hire company, I had to draw a picture of what happened, that was amusing.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:39

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:39
I hope I dont have to draw a pic I'm the worst drawer in the world !...
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 09:45

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 09:45
Gee I am impressed ..... you have learnt how to stop an emu but even more impressive, you have learnt how to stop a Willie.

Glad you all had a good time thought Willie does sound a little disappointed!
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:53

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:53
it was nearly impossible to stop Willie on Sat night, he was well lit...hahahah
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 19:03

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 19:03
Hahahahahahaha...One has to Light Up every now and then...lol
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 21:55

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 21:55
Hahahahahah bet you glowed for ages too Willem
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:14

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:14
That bird had probably been sniffing Willems rocket fuel.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:52

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:52
probably why it ran off into the scrub shaking it's head... ;)
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Follow Up By: V8troopie - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 13:08

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 13:08
Glayva??? what is it? Never heard about it - did I miss something in my life?
Anybody here who knows the ingredients of this remakable stuff that causes the bottom of glasses to drop off and also results in wet pants on those who imbibe of it?

please, I need to know more about this drink!

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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 13:55

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 13:55
Klaus,

Glayva is Liqueur Scotch, a bit like Drambui but nicer...ahhaha..at least I think so, it's not known for destroying glasses though. :)

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:33

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:33
Willems rocket fuel is called white lightning....comes from South Africa and made from fermented skin of the white grape.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:37

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:37
The White Lightning was quite nice after you got over the initial shock...hahahhh....
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 19:05

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 19:05
Must've been the rocket fuel what destroyed the glass lol
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 21:57

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 21:57
Fermented skin of a white ape? No wonder its rare and exciting
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 22:14

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 22:14
Bonz, I'm bleep tered that you didn't heed my advice from last week. When you get home from work relax and take it easy old boy.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 22:24

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 22:24
Ray, after 1800kms this week (in 4 days) 2 trips to Romsey for the spectacular hospitality and picking up of essentials for Desert Travel what else CAN I do but relax after a long wek, before I go out in the shed tomorrow and fashion a false floor for the Patrol and weld in a bit to help tie down the jerrycans to the roofrack (shame that welder bloke lives so far away....)

Glad you'rethinking of my health mate, at least someone has to. Cya again one day soon.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:38

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:38
wet sticky pants ?????.....does Al know what you and willie were up too?

or should my mind get above my navel hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:51

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:51
definitely above the naval Nudie.....

thanks for the phone for Bonz....I didn't make any calls... :)
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:17

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:17
phew..........for a minute there......
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:29

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:29
I've heard of girls getting wet sticky pants before but never from Glayva. lol
I wouldn't have believed the story except that I was sitting along side you as it happened.
ROFLMAO
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:35

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:35
I thought Willie had tipped the glass out, until I realised I was still holding the bottom of it and he had the top....
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:43

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:43
yeah yeah... pull the other one hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 19:08

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 19:08
Now now Nudie...It was all good clean fun(with plenty of witnesses) lol
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 22:39

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 22:39
WHAT!!!!! ...you had sightseers
geez nothing sacred these days
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:05

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:05
Hi Mrs Al
Those Emus do like using our roads. Many years ago I was driving a 2A LRover in the Flinders when we hit an Emu, having successfully ran up it's backside. The LR had that great airconditioning system of the big opening vents under the windscreen,. We stopped in a cloud of feathers with feathers throughout the interior.
The Emu survived and the LR had no damage, just a bad case of sneezing by the occupants
Ray
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:17

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:17
Hi Ray,

I think this emu could be a bit sore, when I talked to the insurance company i was asked "apart from the emu, was any other person injured" I was tempted to say that I didn't realise an emu was a person but decided not to, I did say, nope, and the emu ran off shaking it's head.

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 22:12

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 22:12
lucky they build those old man emu units tought hey!!!!!

lucky you didnt hit a pedders bull?

thanks for a good weekend

so now for the repairs hey two cars being fxed
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 07:43

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 07:43
one being fixed, one being transformed...hahahaha
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 22:59

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 22:59
seen plenty of roos hit the side but not an emu !

glad you are all ok, if you need to find a good panel shop, my friends family run a great one in sunbury, and i can vouch for their work - very good. Great people too, really good at dealing with insurance companies on your behalf etc.

If you need details just mm me, cheers Brad.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 11:39

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 11:39
Hi Brad,

I'll pass that info on to Al,

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 22:00

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 22:00
I dont think its a case of hitting an Emu, more like an Emu, sozzled on the fumes of Willems lighting Ran into Al's Toy. The doors took the brunt of the impact as well as the front and rear of side of the vehicle
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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 23:12

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 23:12
and here was me thinking that this sort of thing only happened over here in the great sticker god's home state.....lol
same thing happened to us when the patrol was still very young,,,,,tho the emu didnt get up,,,,,ever. :( .
insurance company wasnt a problem,,,,just the dumb assesor who reckoned that i bent the step down,,,,,hahah
drivers door and passenger door, as well as the plastic guard were all replaced.

funny thing with those emu's,,,,when they hit ya,,,they hit hard.
we reckon ours was because it saw such a yewbeaut shiny patrol, that it wanted a closer look....lol

rick.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 11:41

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 11:41
they sure do hit hard, and they make a loud BANG too....
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Reply By: Davoe - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 23:36

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 23:36
wouldnt that sh^&* you all that money on a roo bar and it hits the side! the last 2 I hit were in the work f350 towing a caravan it was dad with 1/2 grown chicks I tried for all 3 but just got the chicks
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 16:27

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 16:27
Easiest way to stop a roo is throw a breadbox in its way.. :P
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 16:39

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 16:39
LOL..when Tegan got to school yesterday she told everyone about the emu, then this morning when she arrived one of her friends said to her mother "hey mum, you know what happened to Tegan's car, a camel ran underneath it.."..hahahaha....took a while to sort out that the camel was in fact an emu.....
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 17:42

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 17:42
The emu after sniffing Willems rocket fuel probably thought it was a Camel.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 17:57

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 17:57
Hey, make sure you bring some (or all) of that rocket fuel when you come up here - how come Willem didn't have any last year - we had to drink Muscat then! Sorry we missed a great weekend (again) - definitely trying for Robe this year and suppose I'll have to be here in July!
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 18:03

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 18:03
Hi Ruth, if you'd like to try Glayva I"m happy to provide the bottle.....

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Reply By: Redback - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 21:28

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 21:28
Hey Lyn thank you again we really enjoyed the weekend really!!! it was good to catch up with old friends again and meet new ones a big contrast from last gathering at Wombat!!!

Ps, Hey Willem bring some of that white lightning to Birdsville and i'll bring some of my home made, a stronger version hehehehehe.

HEHE
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 07:40

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 07:40
Thanks Baz,

glad you enjoyed yourselves....see you soon...

Lyn
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