Fwd: Re: Emus bathing on a hot day

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Subject: Fwd: Re: Emus bathing on a hot day
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:00:20 +1100
In November 2010 near Denham, WA (Shark Bay), I observed a male Emu with
eight chicks approach a salt lake near the ocean and bathe up to the belly,
the chicks, however, stayed out of the water.

The funny thing was that although the days were hot (up to 35), this was
very early in the morning when the heat wasn't a problem. Perhaps it did
have something to do with getting rid of parasites.

John Leonard

On 20 December 2012 08:24, brian fleming <> wrote:


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