Emu is one of the stranger birds on our big, beautiful planet. They’re related to the ostrich, so they’re pretty darn big – close to six feet tall, the second largest bird around, after their close relatives, the ostrich (which can get nine feet tall! Holy smokes!). Emus have a lot of great features – they lay eggs, they hunt down pests, they taste great, and they even make halfway-decent pets.
One thing they don’t really have going for them, however, is their personal style. They tend to look like they just woke up, and this example might be one of the worst we’ve ever seen.
There Is, in Fact, a Turtle in There
Look closely, and you'll be able to see some wildlife in its natural element. Turns out wildlife in its natural element is a little hard to make out, which is why there aren't many pictures of it. We're told that this is a snapping turtle, but we don't know how anybody could possibly tell.
Have you ever thought about how snapping turtles got their names? The first people to find them were like, “Cool, turtles. Ah, it bit me! I'm gonna name you after that fact, you meanie!”
Moments Before Disaster
All this poor guy wanted to do was take a picture of himself against a slate-gray sky for some reason. He left a little bit too much space above him, and some bird decided to give him what might be the worst photo bomb that has ever been taken in the history of ever.
We can't be certain that suspicious payload did strike the man, but it certainly looks like it would. Well, at the very least, he won't have a hard time getting it out of his hair. Look, we're sorry, bud, but you have to take the wins as they come.
I Could Just Eat You Up
Try not to stare for too long – these two iguanas are getting a little cozy, so let's give them the privacy they deserve. We aren't sure why Mr. Iguana is chewing on the back of the Missus, but maybe that's just something that happens in the heat of the moment. Who knows, maybe it's an iguana-specific feature.
Well, we should probably get going. We're getting the stink-eye from both of these beasts, and the look from the mister seems a little frustrated. Don't mind us folks, just passing through. Maybe next time, don't do it right next to the pool.
Jumped by the Paparazzi
None of us like to be surprised that much unless it's for, like, free donuts or something similar. Being surprised by someone who has a camera is even worse than a normal surprise, and this big green heron is responding in kind. Quite the expressive fellow, isn't he?
He looks pretty big, too, however, green herons actually only grow up to between sixteen and eighteen inches and come in at a max weight of about six ounces. Birds have to be pretty light if they want to be able to fly. Nice way to get away from cameras, it seems.