In a pub in the australian outback, emus have been banned from the premises for unmannered behavior. The giant ratites, native only to down under, had learned to climb the stairs to the restaurant of the yaraka hotel in southwestern queensland and served themselves uninhibitedly and unasked at the plates of the guests there.
But the worst thing is that emus are not housebroken, the ABC quoted hotel owner chris gimblett as saying: "that’s the biggest problem, because they defecate a lot. We just did not want them to become regular guests of the hotel."
That’s why gimblett has now secured the entrance to his pub with a sturdy cord – the human guests are supposed to leave this "emu barrier" behind them again, as can be read on a sign. "Emus is banned from entering due to bad behavior."
The flightless birds, which can weigh over 40 kilos, are bred in the area and are considered a tourist attraction. The yaraka hotel is located in a tiny community about 1000 kilometers northwest of brisbane. The site is a popular stopover for travelers heading into the vast australian outback.