(CNN) – Two dirty angry brothers named Kevin and Carol have been banned from a hotel on their way out of Australia for misconduct.
Co-owner Chris Gimblett tells CNN Travel that the emus were the welcome visitors and that they appeared occasionally for a few cookies. Then they learned to climb stairs.
“Travelers have to be very careful with emus, because they’ll poke their head in a caravan door and drink all the coffee without spilling the cup and steal the toast, and if you have a barbecue, watch out because they’ll take it all,” he says.
“When they have finished breakfast at the caravan park they go down to the hotel, and last week they figured out how to go up the hotel stairs.”
Last year, emu brothers Kevin and Carol gained access to the Yaraka Hotel bar.
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As a result, they have had to put a rope on top of the steps, along with a sign that reads: “The Station has been banned from this establishment for misconduct. Let yourself go through the barrier of the emu and then reconnect “.
Why the ban? Gimblett says, “You don’t want to be between an emu and a meal.”
“They have very sharp beaks and are a bit like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to food, so we were worried about them coming into the dining room and causing havoc,” he explains.
And then there are the consequences.
“Because they eat so much food, their bathing habits are so common … imagine a cheeky porridge mushroom making you to a height of one meter; splashing is very effective.”
At 6.9 feet, the Enu is Australia’s tallest native bird and one of the largest bird species in the world, according to conservation group Birdlife Australia. Emus is related to ostriches and another native Australian bird, the cassowary.
“They’re not very easy to use. They don’t like to be kicked, but they’re fine with the necks that caressed him for a while.” says Gimblett of emus.
The small Yaraka Hotel has only four rooms, as well as camps and a pub.
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It’s not the first time the brothers have caused mischief. Last year, before they learned to climb the front steps, someone left a door open, giving them access to the hotel from the back.
“One came in and went behind the bar and the other came out and put himself in front,” Gimblett says.
As for the origins of the emus, he says it all started about two years ago, when eight eggs (apparently abandoned) were found in the city and given to a wildlife lover.
“He wrapped them in blankets and then heard screams coming out of the eggs, so he covered them with a spoon and they hatched,” says Gimblett, who moved to Yaraka in the 1990s with his wife Gerry after sell your business in Brisbane.
“Some of the emus came out at the beginning and we have two city residents left. Kevin and Carol are their names, but Carol has ended up being a man.”