Baby emu excited to play with puppy


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/03/baby-emu-excited-to-play-with.html


#2

Yes, shooting vertical video was certainly the smart choice. After all, when you’ve got two animals interacting, the last thing you want is to have them both in-frame at the same time.


#3

Is that really playing or “I wish I was a cassowary with a razor sharp claw to rip it’s throat out”.


#4

That dog looks nervous about the bird to me.

“That a tall dog. But smell funny… What happen?”


#5

The emu is already attempting pecks at the dog’s genitals. Give it another few months and it’ll be capable of killing the dog with a single kick, no cassowary claws required.

Cute, though.


#6

Oh, the verticality!


#7

That’s what I was thinking… Looks more like a threat display. Clever girl


#8

yeah…it’s laying on it’s back and deploying it’s primary weapon, the claws.

This isn’t like a dog doing ‘oh i’m submissive’…it’s like “COME AT ME AND I"LL CLAW YOU TO DEATH”.


#9

I think it’s better with arms.


#10

Exotic animals make great pets?


#11

They’re not exotic in Australia…


#12

Oh is the video from Australia? I didn’t see that.


#13

Whoever’s taking the video sounds pretty Australian to me.


#14

OTOH, Emus ain’t pets here either. They’re a protected species; you need a licence to keep them.


#15

I need it to gabble.


#16

This is what a cat did to my dog a month ago, since when he has given it a very wide berth.

It certainly looks as if the emu is trying to frighten the dog off - it is doing rapid movements indicating “you can’t catch me” along with threat displays from claws and beak. “Playing” presumably in the sense of “stop playing with your food”.


#17

Would rumbling be close enough?


#18

That’s awesome. :thumbsup:


#19

Beat me too it. My preferred version as well.


#20

So, you think the owner is just spreading lies about their pets to fool us into thinking they are playing?