(CNN) – Two shameless Emu siblings named Kevin and Carol were barred from entering a hotel in the Australian outback for misbehavior.
Co-owner Chris Gimblett says CNN Travel said visitors were once welcome and would appear for a few cookies at any moment. Then they learned to climb the stairs.
“Travelers have to be very careful with Emus, because they stick their heads in the caravan door and drink all the coffee without pouring out a mug and stealing the toast. If you have a grill, be careful because they take everything, “he says.
“When they finish breakfast in the caravan park, they go downstairs to the hotel and figure out how to go up the stairs last week.”;
Last year, EU siblings Kevin and Carol managed to gain access to the hotel bar Yaraka.
Hotel Yaraka / Facebook
As a result, they had to build a chain rope at the top of the stairs and the sign read: “Emus was forbidden to do this misbehavior. Let yourself be overcome by the emu obstacle and then reconnect. . ”
Why a ban? Gimblett says, “You don’t want to get between Emu and food.”
“They have very sharp beaks and are a bit like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to food, so we were afraid they would go to the dining room and cause chaos,” he explains.
And then there is the consequence.
“Because they eat so much food, their toilet habits are very common … imagine a thick bowl of oatmeal that you turn from the height of the subway – spraying is very effective.”
According to the protected group Birdlife Australia, the emu is the tallest native bird in Australia and one of the largest species of birds in the world. Emus is associated with ostriches and another indigenous Australian bird, the barracks.
“They’re not very user-friendly, they don’t like to pat them, but they’re fine when their necks are a little caressed,” says Gimblett of Emus.
The small Hotel Yaraka has only four rooms, campsites and a tavern.
Hotel Yaraka / Facebook
This is not the first time that siblings have caused mischief. Last year, before they learned to climb the front steps, someone left an open gate that allowed them back through the hotel.
“One came and went behind the bar and the other came and stood in front of him,” says Gimblett.
As for the origin of the emu, he says it all started about two years ago, when eight eggs were found in the city – seemingly abandoned – and given to a wilderness lover.
“She wrapped them in blankets and sometimes later began to creak from the eggs, so she tapped them with a spoon and they hatched,” said Gimblett, who moved to Yaraka with his wife Gerry in the 1990s after selling his business in Brisbane.
“Some of those emuses went to the sidewalk and we stayed with two who are permanent residents here in the city. Kevin and Carol are their names, but Carol ended up as a man. ”