We were astonished as in the midst of Sarus Crane country we located an Emu
( Dromaius novaehollandiae) in India. Indeed it had traveled a long way from its home in Australia.
What had me bewildered was this was no zoo, this was rural India at its best ; villages, wetlands and farms all around.
This bird though had loads of attitude and a mind of its own.
Watch the swagger as it displays its ‘long’ and ‘lovely’ legs
It settles into a pool of water created by the Borewell in the foreground.
Does it not look strange as it seems to hover above the ground with its legs folded forwards.( a reverse Vajra Asana)
If looks could kill, this EMU sure had me down and out.
On asking my ever knowledgeable wife I was informed that the Emu is now bred for its Eggs and Meat in , hold your breath , Noida ( a satellite city of New Delhi) , India .
She had even been to a restaurant in Delhi where the chefs held live cooking classes using EMU meat. I prefer seeing it chill out in it’s private swimming pool, hope you do too.
As I shake my head in wonder I must discard some modesty and mention this is my 100th Post.
Still have not learnt how to place them in a row, maybe a fellow blogger will help me.