Further to the post called “Picture Challenge #12” dated June 13, 2012, herewith another example of the fine art of emu whispering. (Picture by Jacinta Shailer.)
I’m wondering whether, if encouraged, emu whispering could become a national pastime, and even a competitive sport. However I don’t think it could ever get included in the Olympic Games, due to the reported scarcity of emus in other countries.
Worthy of note is that on a recent Outback trip, emus were seen in great numbers, including quite a few chicks. I encourage other Outback travellers to have a go at whispering – it’s not at all hard once you get the hang of it, except that you do tend to end up with an assortment of prickles and burrs and a certain amount of red dust on your otherwise immaculate clothes.