Fw: [RFI] Amorous Emus

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Subject: Fw: [RFI] Amorous Emus
From: "Vicki Parslow Stafford" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 11:20:16 -0400
The bizarre claim below was sent to the Urban Legends mailing list.  My
first (and current) reaction is oh sure, it was on Home Box Office so it
must be true.  I assume this person saw some kind of staged stunt a la
"Funniest Home Videos".

I have never heard of an attempted sexual assault of a human by an emu,
although I suppose that, as in any animal species, such a thing is
possible.  But this writer implies that this is some kind of characteristic

As one of the objective of the Urban Legends list (and the n-g) is to
debunk false "facts", I would appreciate any definitive information on the
occurrence of this behaviour from any of the good folk on birding-aus who
might be in a position to know ;^).  Email to me appreciated!

Vicki PS
Vicki Parslow Stafford    |  "Even if you can't live up
             |   to your destiny, you can
Ipswich, Qld.  Australia   |    at least have one".

> - ----------
> > From: me <>
> >
> >                    HOW TO CAPTURE AN EMU
> >                               By Beth McGinty
> >
> >             to catch an emu you must first - put on something sexy. (yes you
> > right. throw on some lingerie)   second - lay on the grass by the emu.
> they
> > will come directly to you weather you are male or female.
> >           strangely enough this is true. emus like to mate with humans
> > YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!  but its true. saw it on some show on HBO.
> >
> This is a troll, right?  RIGHT??
> Vicki "I'll be see emu, in all the old familiar places" PS
> Troll??? do you mean joke? if so nope it isnt. its true they love mate
> humans yick!!!!
> Beth " i sware to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the
truth "
> McGinty

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