An Eagle and an Emu
March 4, 2016 7:54pm CST
I was driving into town the other day and up ahead I spied a largish bird which I thought was a crow. As I got closer it looked about as big as a rooster. I slowed to a stop with my mouth open as the bird stretched up to it's full height and spread it's wings and flew off. it was a huge and magnificent eagle which I'm lucky enough to see often. On the way home I stopped again for an emu to run across the road in front of me. He was running fast (they don't fly) and his big, sleek, shiny feathers glinted beautifully as they bounced as he ran. Life is grand.
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7 Mar 16
I always like to see the eagles. I don't think I have seen one so near. I only see them when they are flying in the sky, far away, not often too. Emu is cute! Good that where you live can see so many great animals. Which part of Australia do you live?
12 Mar 16
@MsTickle So you always get to see a lot of animals wandering around? That's really great! I remember my friends told me when they are staying in the campus in Australia, they can always see the small kangaroos hopping around. I just think it's so nice to be around with those animals. I can't recall where it is now.
• United States
7 Mar 16
Hi :D I'm back! Lol One night I was walking my dog and right there on a railing by the sidewalk was a huge beautiful owl! I always took my camera with me on walks, but I didn't get it out quick enough to get a photo! I was so upset, but it was amazing to see! I'm just glad he didn't feel threatened and attack!
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Apr 16
I've heard that wedge-tailed eagles often become road kill because, as they have no natural predators, they don't feel obliged to get off the road. Do you have wedge-tailed eagles there? I think they occur Australia-wide. We have a couple that circle overhead quite regularly. They are beautiful creatures.