COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — There is a great deal of wildlife to see at Yard of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Deer, Elk, Bighorn Sheep are what persons commonly place, but now a pet emu is between the creatures exploring the metropolis park.
“He’s been a excellent pet,” Operator Billie-Sue Mitchell explained. “He’s just the most pleasurable. He enjoys treats, and loves children, enjoys persons, enjoys canine, lead to he was lifted by one, so he’ll stick to the pet dogs down the avenue in my community. He loves to chase bicycles and bikes. He likes to operate since he’s about 30 mph now.”
The emu’s total name is Dennisaurus Rex or Dennis for small. Due to the fact he started out traveling to Yard of the Gods, 7-year-previous, 20 lbs Dennis has been “emu-sing” hundreds of visitors. Whilst Dennis is about 20 lbs now, Mitchell expects him to reach 100 lbs in the up coming few months.
“He’s so sweet,” Mitchell included. “I’ll consider him strolling as extended as I can cope with him. It is like having a rooster on a wander, you know, in essence a huge rooster or a massive turkey a thing like that.”
Unsurprisingly, Dennis is a head-turner. He and Mitchell just can’t journey considerably without having being stopped for issues and selfies. In actuality, pics and movies of Dennis have gone viral on social media.
“To see people today smile and convey to me, I was possessing a undesirable week, thank you so much for permitting me pet your emu, man, that is just so truly worth it,” she stated.
For those people of you wondering, Mitchell acquired Dennis from a breeder in Colorado to guard her ducks. They two have been together because Dennis was a chick. She even designed the emu a harness from a dog’s old harness.
“We have huge raccoons in which we live, like massive, and a hawk spouse and children that lives in our trees, so he really keeps them from ingesting my ducks,” Mitchell explained. “So he’s a guard goose.”
Mitchell wants people today to know that an emu and an ostrich, which Dennis will get mistaken by, are two really distinctive birds. A woman walking by on Thursday assumed he was a turkey.
“A gentleman likely in his 50’s walked by and stared at him and claimed the edibles are kicking in… that is the funniest matter I’ve at any time heard,” Mitchell explained.
If you see Dennis out and about, use #Dennistheemu so Mitchell can see all the photographs and movies of him and his new buddies!
Dennis eats zoo feed which is designed up of greens and grains. He also enjoys salads, corn, tomatoes. A entire-developed emu can stand 6-feet tall and weigh 120 lbs, according to the San Diego Zoo. Emus are indigenous to Australia and are the 2nd-premier birds in the environment.