We get hit by an emu in Cue, Western Australia

@JudyEv (223603)
Bunbury, Australia
October 8, 2020 6:32pm CST
We stayed the night in Cue, north-west Western Australia, which is a very historic place. It was once home to 10,000 people but as the gold mines closed, so the town began to die. However, at the moment there is a lot of mining in the region and the town is clean and a welcome rest point for many a traveller. The government offices were built very early in the 20th century and remain very impressive. The stone used in the building is a very attractive golden colour, especially in the late afternoon sun. The hotel is also a typical West Australian country hotel and I also liked the rotunda. We definitely won’t have wifi for at least six days now so stay safe and happy. Oh, by the way, an emu slammed into us yesterday so there will be more panel beating to the car when we get back home. The emu walked away but I bet it has a headache.
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@BelleStarr (54570)
• United States
9 Oct
Have a great time and can't wait to hear about your adventures when you are back online.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
I can now use my mobile phone. That's a huge step forward for me.
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@BelleStarr (54570)
• United States
11 Oct
@JudyEv lol I often mylot on my phone when I am waiting at different locations like a dentist or doctor.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
@BelleStarr It's a good idea. It fills in the time in a useful way.
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
9 Oct
Old gold mine towns are so interesting - and this one is mining again! Ah, you stay safe too . . . happy travels! Oh yikes about the emu - I can't even imagine that!
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@much2say (44378)
• United States
11 Oct
@JudyEv Oh my gosh, were the cows "road kill"? How sad! I've heard of people hitting deer here and I can't even imagine that .
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
@much2say Yes, they were road kill. There are very few fences on the big cattle stations.
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@Susan2015 (32374)
• United States
9 Oct
Great pictures and glad you are okay. Hope the Emu is okay too.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
Thanks. The emu did seem to be okay.
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@DianneN (198399)
• United States
8 Oct
I feel awful for the emu. You can always get your car fixed. Enjoy your time away. You will be missed.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
Sorry I'm so late with this reply. We lost internet after I'd answered a few notifications but I'm catching up now.
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@DianneN (198399)
• United States
17 Oct
@JudyEv That's okay. Are you home now?
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
@DianneN No, we have about twelve days to the next ride and might go straight there or go home for a day or two first.
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@JimBo452020 (26749)
• Montrose, Scotland
8 Oct
Pity Rod Hull wasn't attached to the Emu when the car hit it.
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@JimBo452020 (26749)
• Montrose, Scotland
18 Oct
@JudyEv He was purile.
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@fluffy69 (4938)
9 Oct
Stay safe Ms. Judy im glad your okay i hope the emu too.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
The emu looked to be fine thankfully. Thanks for the kind words.
@ptrikha_2 (26447)
• India
9 Oct
I hope the Emu is safe. Sorry to hear that your car ran into it. So is the Western Australian weather heating up now? The Indian cricket team's tour to Australia has ran into some disagreements. Some folks want a few matches in Perth but there are some logistics issue and some issues with the state which has the Adelaide City. Anyways, have a great Friday ahead.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
Our state is being very strict about who it allows in and who it doesn't. It has been quite hot today and we expect it to get even hotter.
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@ptrikha_2 (26447)
• India
10 Oct
@JudyEv Oh yes summers are fast approaching there !
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@ptrikha_2 (26447)
• India
17 Oct
@JudyEv That must have been a big relief! I might soon come with a post on the challenges before the upcoming Indian tour to Australia, with varying Aussie states' quarantine rules and preparations causing some challenges.
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@rsa101 (28874)
• Philippines
9 Oct
looks a very sunny place over there. It is just sad that it didn’t prosper but it was nice it was preserved as it is. I wonder what happened to the emu? i know it looks like an ostrich. l hope that he is fine and recovered from the crash. How was the car now?
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
This area gets very hot in the summer. We will have to have the car repaired when we get home.
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@rsa101 (28874)
• Philippines
10 Oct
@JudyEv That is good to know you still can go to your destination.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
@rsa101 True. At least it didn't stop us travelling on.
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@marguicha (162126)
• Chile
9 Oct
It serves it!
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
True. He had no reason to suddenly slam into our car.
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@marguicha (162126)
• Chile
17 Oct
@JudyEv How big was it?
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
@marguicha They are about 2 metres high and weigh around 36-40 kgs.
@Dena91 (8737)
• United States
9 Oct
Glad no more damage was done to your car or the emu than what was. Safe travels. Look forward to hearing about it when you return.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
I've learnt how to use my mobile so hopefully I'll be able to post occasionally.
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@Dena91 (8737)
• United States
10 Oct
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@wolfgirl569 (34254)
• Marion, Ohio
9 Oct
Glad you guys and the emu are ok. That looks like a very pretty place to visit.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
It was a very nice place to spend some time.
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@Shavkat (92591)
• Philippines
9 Oct
That's great! That's the reason why I did not see you lately.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
I've learnt to use my phone so hopefully I'll be in touch from time to time.
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@CarolDM (98058)
• United States
8 Oct
Oh wow, poor emu. Take care and love the collage.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
We're heading slowly homewards now. I might have wifi a bit more often now.
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@Tampa_girl7 (42291)
• United States
13 Oct
Have safe travels.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
Thanks. We're heading towards home again now but still have about 12 days on the road.
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@Tampa_girl7 (42291)
• United States
17 Oct
@JudyEv that’s a long journey.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
@Tampa_girl7 Sometimes we'll be staying two nights in the one place so it will be a leisurely trip.
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• United States
9 Oct
looks very nice, that lil town. i love the colors 'f the stones, too. very rich'n that late sunshine. oh dear'n yer auto, but glad the emu walked 'way from such 'n yer damages minimal. safe travels, dear lady. look ferward to tales 'f y'all's 'dventures. hopefully not anymore collidin' critters.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx Hopefully if they were hit by a big truck, they'd die very quickly. I certainly wouldn't want to hit one. This is one of the bulls we saw at a camping spot. There was a billabong (water-hole) there and a lot of cattle came in to drink in the late afternoon. That's a picnic table in the foreground. He wasn't quite as close as he seems. :)
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@nawala123 (20085)
• Indonesia
9 Oct
Please, dont start emu war again
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
I read about the emu war in the local museum.
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@nawala123 (20085)
• Indonesia
10 Oct
@JudyEv hahaha i read in fun fact.its over
@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
@nawala123 I'll have to write about it one day. :)
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@LadyDuck (306316)
• Switzerland
9 Oct
Oh my goodness, I am glad you were not hurt, your adventure continues.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
In our 350 kms today, we saw 4 cows that had been hit by vehicles so an emu doesn't seem so bad now.
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@LadyDuck (306316)
• Switzerland
10 Oct
@JudyEv Poor cows, I hope they are not left alone hurt and without help.
@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
@LadyDuck hopefully they die instantly if hit by a truck.
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@myklj999 (49036)
• United States
11 Oct
I've had deer slam into the side of my car, always makes you sit up a bit straighter
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
It does indeed. And the plastic panels on cars nowadays won't take much of a bump.
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@myklj999 (49036)
• United States
17 Oct
@JudyEv Amazing how much of a car body is not made of metal these days
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
@myklj999 And the panels can be huge - so even a small ding results in having to purchase a complete side/front/rear panel, etc.
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@FourWalls (28366)
• Louisville, Kentucky
9 Oct
It wasn’t Rod Hull’s emu, was it? I hope it didn’t have any serious injury. And yes, I’m more worried about the emu than your car. Sorry.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
I'm using my phone (yay for me) so can't look up Rod Hull as I have no idea who he is. I'll check on him later.
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@FourWalls (28366)
• Louisville, Kentucky
10 Oct
@JudyEv — he was a comedian who had an emu puppet as a “sidekick.”
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@moonandstars (44434)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Oct
the place looks so peaceful. just like that? silly emu
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
There weren't many people in the town at the time. Emus have no road sense unfortunately.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
18 Oct
@JudyEv i see. tnx!
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