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November 14, 2011 5:12 PM   Subscribe

Kangaroo vs. Emu. SLYT
posted by Bukvoed (49 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Do Kangaroos really have favorite humping branches? THATS AWESOME AND ADORABLE
posted by Blasdelb at 5:19 PM on November 14, 2011


It would be better if the animals got together and smacked the mic out of the narrators hand.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:19 PM on November 14, 2011 [16 favorites]


note, there is no actual animal violence in the video, just lots of emu vs kangaroo posturing.
posted by Blasdelb at 5:23 PM on November 14, 2011


Maybe they should put a few more humping branches (??) in the enclosure so everyone can have a favorite.
posted by ChuraChura at 5:25 PM on November 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Mostly analogous to what I imagine MetaTalk would look like in a zoo
posted by Blasdelb at 5:26 PM on November 14, 2011 [6 favorites]


I wouldn't have guessed it, but based on this video evidence, my cats might be part kangaroo. That whole, hump-something-and-then-go-bounding-off-careening-clumsily-into-everything-and-then-come-racing-back is totally their move.

And taking on an animal vastly bigger? That's my Siamese all over.

(That bit at 1:51, where the kangaroo gets right next to the emu and puts its fists up? That gave me my biggest smile of the day.)
posted by quin at 5:35 PM on November 14, 2011


Something tells me that if emus could talk they would be the greatest trash-talkers ever. Such sass.
posted by lilac girl at 5:40 PM on November 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


If something cool is happening when you are recording then shut your ugly mouth.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:43 PM on November 14, 2011


Kangaroo vs. Emu: Nobody Wins!

Why did I watch that non-event?
posted by cjorgensen at 5:43 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


...I didn't know emu necks could do that.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:45 PM on November 14, 2011 [7 favorites]


"Float like an emu, sting like a 'roo"?
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:54 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


NOT WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN.
posted by rahnefan at 5:56 PM on November 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


obligatory.
posted by jessamyn at 6:05 PM on November 14, 2011 [5 favorites]


I really hope there is a second video where that Kangaroo boxes down all those emus, or beats them to a pulp with his humping branch...because I HATE emus. Ahhh, just look at how awful they are! Why are they!??!?
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 6:07 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why did I watch that non-event?

We must have gotten links to different videos, because the one I saw had crazy humping, leaping, bounding, neck contortions, gang intimidation, domination displaying, and a tough little scrapper that wouldn't back down.

Or as I like to call it... "Friday night."
posted by quin at 6:09 PM on November 14, 2011 [6 favorites]


That emu is voguing, despite its little vestigial wing stumps.

I'm pretty sure he just want the kangaroo to put down his icky spunk branch and pay attention to him.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 6:10 PM on November 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Let's stand as close as possible to these two dangerous animals who want to fight.
posted by dirigibleman at 6:11 PM on November 14, 2011 [9 favorites]


obligatory yt .

Thanks, Jessamyn. I had been listening to guests on the News Quiz make cracks about Rod Hull and Emu for yonks but I never did know what they meant.


Also the emu reminded me of the fire puppets in Labyrinth.
posted by Diablevert at 6:14 PM on November 14, 2011


Needs more Epic Cat Fight
posted by samsara at 6:15 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Man, some people really need to take a look at what "awesome" means. Cause this ain't it.
posted by Mike D at 6:29 PM on November 14, 2011


Oprah. Uma ... Uma. Emu.
posted by anothermug at 6:41 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


They're breakdance fighting!
posted by mannequito at 6:45 PM on November 14, 2011


Diablevert..Yes! I was just trying to sum up how I thought I would be rooting for the kangaroo, but then the emu's sweet moves really won me over in a Henson kind of way.
posted by troublewithwolves at 6:47 PM on November 14, 2011


This really has a dinosaur vs mammal feel to it. Go Team Mammal!
posted by biddeford at 6:48 PM on November 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


For the record, the pronunciation is E-mew and NOT E-moo.

I thought the roo was pretty small. It would be a fairer fight if it was a big red. That way either of them could eviscerate the other with a single swipe of the paw.
posted by peacay at 6:49 PM on November 14, 2011


..single swipe of the paw leg or foot..
posted by peacay at 6:53 PM on November 14, 2011


I love how the emu is all sassy with his neck, like "OH NO YOU DIN'T!" and the kangaroo is all like "stfu and let me hump my branch, mate!"
posted by chara at 7:14 PM on November 14, 2011


I guess it probably would be a good idea to stand back and use a fairly long telephoto lens.   eeep.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:34 PM on November 14, 2011


I find it very difficult to take emus seriously.
posted by xbonesgt at 8:11 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


There is no way I would get in an enclosure with either of those animals. I once saw a kangaroo kick a man through a M1 Abrams main battle tank and it is also true what they say about an emus claws being able to create tears in the fabric of space-time. That is why Australian clothing fashion is tethered to the mid-90s. It isn't that we aren't aware of G Star Raw jeans, it's just the emus won't let us.

(Stay the hell away from cassowaries too. Dingos are okay though provided you don't roll your infants in jam before you set them out in the bush to play.)
posted by tumid dahlia at 8:23 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


(Also the thing in movie Basket Case is actually a koala in prosthetics. Those were not stunts, nor were its screams in any way manipulated in post-production. Koalas actually literally sound like that.)
posted by tumid dahlia at 8:26 PM on November 14, 2011


It's T-Rex vs. T-Rex!
posted by Sys Rq at 8:48 PM on November 14, 2011


when you witness/capture something with some friends present you'd better all just all shut up because god forbid some blog on the internet dislikes the sound of your voice, right?

you wouldn't want to interact with what's occurring right in front of your face right? or comment on it to your friends? in fact don't acknowledge at all other than hitting record, you wouldn't want to spoil rando metafilter commenter's viewing experience with your "ugly mouth". they're just going to judge you super harshly and detest you based on 5 sentences over 2:00 of video.
posted by nathancaswell at 8:48 PM on November 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


Right on.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:59 PM on November 14, 2011


And this is why we eat the animals on our coat of arms. They can't even run a bloody fight club properly.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 9:13 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


That emu is just casting shade y'all.
posted by The Whelk at 9:37 PM on November 14, 2011


what
posted by eddydamascene at 10:04 PM on November 14, 2011


Can't we all just get along?
posted by homunculus at 10:10 PM on November 14, 2011


This settles it. I am never, ever going to Australia.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:54 PM on November 14, 2011


Where the fuck were they that no-one told them to run away from the crazy fighting dangerous animals?

Jesus wept that was poor judgement. I wanted them simultaneously wiped out and winning a Darwin Award for their stupidity.
posted by taff at 12:33 AM on November 15, 2011


Wow, it's like the coat of arms came to life.
posted by lollusc at 1:54 AM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wallaby damned.
posted by Decani at 2:00 AM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Team Dinosaur vs Team Marsupial, actually. Jeez those emus look prehistoric, it's great.
posted by harriet vane at 3:05 AM on November 15, 2011


No Rod Hull... dissappointed.
posted by ewan at 3:49 AM on November 15, 2011


As demonstrated by this video, humans have only survived this planet by being too stupid to run away when it is clearly too dangerous to stick around, and that pays off big occasionally.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:09 AM on November 15, 2011


self link - emus can too fly. Please don't be too perturbed. You don't tend to see them hanging around town so much.
posted by b33j at 4:43 AM on November 15, 2011


Fucking Andrew...always getting in the way of animal fights.
posted by Fizz at 6:25 AM on November 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


...emus can too fly.

That's just flight emulation.


I'll get my coat....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 6:38 AM on November 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


...emus can too fly.

That's just flight emulation.


Oh come on. As puns go, that really is ostrich.
posted by Decani at 1:35 PM on November 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


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