Emus (2)

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Subject: Emus (2)
From: "Bob & Sadhana Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 13:40:30 +1000
Further to my last posting, I was discussing the Emu numbers with a Mildura
local who related that he knows a pastoralist in that area (between Renmark
and Mildura) who says that he currently has around 2500 sheep on his
property and around 5000 Emus!  His understanding is that the Emus can only
swim the Murray River when it is quite low (as at present) but when the flow
is swifter, if they try to swim across they are pushed back to the Northern

I presume they mostly swim back when times are better further North.

Bob Cook

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