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Australia hotel bans emus for bad behaviour






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Two emus have been banned from a hotel in Australia. The emu is the world's second-largest bird and is native to Australia. The two banned emus are siblings. The hotel banned the giant birds because of bad behaviour. The birds were well known for going to the hotel for biscuits or toast. Recently, hotel guests have complained. The owner put rope across the stairs to keep the birds out. There is a sign that says: "Please let yourself through the emu barrier."

One reason for the ban is that the emus learned to climb the stairs. They went up to bedrooms and shocked guests. The owner said guests should be careful because the emus will steal your toast. He said: "If you have a barbecue, watch out because they'll take everything." He added: "You don't want to get between an emu and its food. They've got very sharp beaks." He warned guests about the toilet habits of emus and that emus can be messy.

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