Bird-Brained Motorist Goes Colonel Sanders on an Emu

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If you’re driving down the highway and happen to spot an enormous bird on the side of the road, would your first thought be Mmm, vittles? That seems to have been the case with this pickup truck driver that decided to go a-rasslin’ with a road-side Emu. Unlike the eponymous Big Bird from Sesame Street, this one puts up a tremendous fight, shredding his trousers and seeming to get the best of him. . . until making the mistake of turning its back on the hungry trucker. That gives the trucker the opening he needs and eventually the Emu is hog-tied. One would expect that after this battle royale, the trucker’s next stop would be CostCo for a new pair of pants and thirty gallons of BBQ sauce.
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Source: TruTV

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  1. engineerd Avatar

    I imagine the conversation between Joe Bob and his lady friend went something like this:
    Joe Bob: So, we have kids and stuff. We should get them a pet.
    Lady Friend: OK, what about a cat?
    JB: No, they steal your soul.
    LF: What about a golden retriever?
    JB: No, they are too expensive.
    LF: Hey! Watch out for that emu!
    JB: Emu? Now that's a great idea! And it's free! Just like that toilet we got on the side of the road last week!

  2. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    "…Goes Colonel Sanders on an Emo"
    Hey, I can't stand 'em either, but… oh. Oh… uh… never mind. Yeah.
    Still awesome.

  3. CptSevere Avatar

    Sure was. I admired his battle cry, as well. Guess you've gotta pretty psyched to take on a giant chicken that can shred your britches.
    There's a petting Zoo in Tombstone next door to where I work that has one of these critters. Theirs is pretty friendly. Likes to be petted, will beg like crazy for the food pellets they sell you for the animals. I've had people tell me that if you raise these from a chick (like the size of a hen) they make good pets. Follow you around. Ride in your truck. I guess it'd be pretty cool if you teach it to talk like a parrot, but it's just poultry to me.

    1. Impalamino Avatar

      Can it ride in the cab of the truck and promise not to mess with the radio? If so, I'm in.

  4. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Ostrich is remarkably bland meat…consistency of beef with all the flavor of boiled chicken breast. Totally not worth the effort.
    I'd totally keep one as a guard animal, though.

  5. joshuman Avatar

    That was quite a tackle.

  6. Alff Avatar

    I hope for his sake his Emu tag is current.