In a flutter over emu chicks
Baby emus must rate among the world’s cutest animals, and Exmouth certainly has no shortage of them. Exmouth photographer Violeta Jahnel Brosig delighted last week with this shot.
Because Exmouth apparently does not already have enough incredible wildlife on its doorstep the local emus have continued their annual tradition of blessing this world with baby emus.
Emu chicks have started appearing in and around town over the past few weeks and it is clearly too much for social media to handle.
Pilbara News posted Karlee Lee Farinaccio’s pictures of emu chicks playing in a puddle last week, and the general consensus from readers was everyone needs to go to Exmouth right now.
Ms Farinaccio said watching the chicks play in the puddles was beautiful.
The first sightings started lighting up Facebook pages a few days after the News was last in town, leaving this journalist and emu chick enthusiast immensely frustrated.
Blue Media Exmouth photographer Violeta Jahnel Brosig is lucky enough to live in the land of emu chicks and has captured some stunning photos which would make doves cry if they could use social media.
“I was watching them for about half an hour, slowly started to approach them and got the dad’s trust to let the chicks get close to me,” she said.
“I felt privileged to have the emu dad’s trust. You do have to be really careful with the dad because he can be aggressive.
“Watch for a while, be quiet, approach slowly, take your time to make sure the dad is comfortable with your presence and do not feed them.”
Ms Brosig said it is believed one of the seven emu chicks sighted had been found by itself recently and reconnected with the family.
Last year the Shire of Exmouth proudly proclaimed an Australian first after installing signs with emu chicks on them around town to keep the emu chicks safe from drivers who have somehow not noticed the little bundles of amazing around them.
An emu chick and its dad in Exmouth.