Two Emus Banned From Queensland Pub Over Bad Behaviour
Anytime you step into a bar, pub, club, venue or establishment, you know that poor behaviour on the premises could get you kicked out or - worse - banned.
Well, that's just happened to a pair of emus in outback Queensland because they've been absolute terrors.
Kevin and Carol may look like your curious, adorable, true blue Australian animals - but there's much more than meets the eye here.
The Yaraka Hotel in the state's central west is welcoming to pretty much anyone who walks through its doors, so much so that staff have allowed the two emus to learn how to climb stairs inside the building.
However, the two have started to pick up a habit of rifling through bins, going behind the bar, and stealing people's stuff, such as food and even car keys. Plus they have been making a godawful mess whenever they go to the bathroom in the pub.
As a result, they've been told they're not welcome anymore.
Pub owner Gerry Gimblett says Kevin and Carol are the last two emus from a flock of nine, telling AAP: "The rest were all hit by cars and Kevin and Carol are the last two left.
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"They are beautiful, very friendly - a bit too friendly if anything! They make a bit of a mess."
The pub has now erected a rope across the pub entrance, which seems to be pretty good at keeping Kevin and Carol at bay... for now.
There's also a sign saying: "Emus have been banned from this establishment for bad behaviour. Please let yourself in through the emu barrier then reconnect please!"
Seems a stretch that Kevin and Carol will learn to read English - you fear they'll never understand that message. If Kevin has learned to climb the stairs then who knows how long it'll take before he learns to get over or under the rope.
Gerry told the ABC: "They still hang around each gate, hoping that they'll be able to slip in when someone opens it up. But so far we are winning the war."
While emus can be friendly, they can be aggressive if they are antagonised. They've been known to kill humans over the years, so it's best they are kept beyond arm's reach.
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