Can emus or cassowarries fly?

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:06
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Has anyone spotted a flying emu or cassowarry around Melbourne anywhere. Whatever it was that flew over and bleep on my truck must have been that size or larger. I hope it wasn't making a none too subtle comment about my choice of 4WD.

. . . . or maybe pigs can fly?"Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:09

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:09
Albatros perhaps??

'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:14

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:14
Any pellicans out your way. Nothing like a pellican with a belly full of semi digested fish and a dose of guiardia. Takes the duco back to bare metal and beyond.Carpe Diem
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Reply By: Wombat - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:47

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:47
Maybe it was Mrs Al's duck. Probably excreting some of the the recent diatribe on EO."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:50

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:50
don't drag my duck into this..'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:17

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:17
I didnt know you had a duck , I love roasted duck lol Venus Bay
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:51

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 14:51
you dont get those wretched Indonesian Cuckoos down there do you? they are a fair sized ornithological menace.
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 16:42

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 16:42
G'day Wombie in the Tutu, I hope your going to the little dessert.
We had a Peacock that was a most unwelcome visitor. They loved to look at their reflections in glass whether it was a window or windscreen, it didn't bother them. The damed things bleep where they stood and it was hard to remove and it was numerous, big and a damned menace. If they stand on the bonnet to admire themselves, they would scratch the duco quite badly.
If you can catch the cassorary or flying emu down there you could make more money out of that than your current game. ne cede malis
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan- Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:02

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:02
We had a Peahen (female Peacock) once which wandered all around the house pooping everywhere and tapping on the windows.
I stood it for about a fortnight and then whilst full of turps one day and the cook (wife) was out, snared it with a string loop.
Cut it's throat and hung it for 2-3 days, gutted, plucked it, and shoved it in the freezer.
Months later the cook tells me to get it out of her freezer or else, so I looked for a recipe. Found one for a pheasant with bacon, no one else would eat it, so I had the lot just for me.
Couldn't move for about 3 days afterwards, it was really good.
So catch it and eat it Des!
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:33

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:33
It's already in Peacockl heavenne cede malis
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Reply By: Alex H - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:28

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:28
only time I ever saw an emu fly was when I hit it in the truck (10 ton Acco, not landy) It only flew about 10 metres though
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:31

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:31
Maybe it was a pterodactyl !!!!!
Cheers,Willem

Always going somewhere
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:47

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:47
gday wombat.
your joking about this bird thing arnt you.
i hope not ive just finished a 4 year study on a large bird similar in size to an emu.
aparently one or two were snuck in bye mistake in a container from the cocos islands where they feed on nut tree spiders. but they must be able to change diet as theres only one know cocos island nut tree spider in australia and i can personally tell you shes still alive.they were thought to be extinct.
do a search on google.type in big bird(thats what they call them over on the cocos islands)or type in the latin name( doyathinkhesawme)back by popular demand
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:48

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:48
Jim,

How old is your last surviving Cocos Island nut tree spider?"Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Reply By: Michael - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 12:07

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 12:07
Hi Guys, emus can't fly,,, but i'm tellin' you, "they can run the pants of a kangaroo". Hey, i might turn that into a song.. LOL
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Reply By: Michael - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 12:07

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 12:07
Hi Guys, emus can't fly,,, but i'm tellin' you, "they can run the pants of a kangaroo". Hey, i might turn that into a song.. LOL
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Reply By: koh - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 12:53

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 12:53
We had peacocks on the farm when we were youngsters, they can crap on your car like a cow and scratch it to bits. The ol man told us stop being pansies about it but I noticed as soon as one did the honors on his 47 fleet master chevy we had no more peacocks..lol

Cheers

William
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