Australia hotel bans rowdy emus for bad behavior
(CNN) — Two brazen emu siblings named Kevin and Carol have been banned from a hotel in Australia's Outback for bad behavior.
Located in a small, isolated township of the same name in central western Queensland, the tiny Yaraka Hotel has just four rooms, as well as campgrounds and a pub.
Co-owner Chris Gimblett tells CNN Travel the emus were once welcome visitors and would pop by every now and then for a few biscuits. Then they learned to climb stairs.
"Travelers have to be very cautious with the emus, because they will poke their heads in a caravan door and drink all the coffee without spilling the mug and steal your toast, and if you have a barbecue watch out because they'll take everything," he says.
"When they finish breakfast at the caravan park they come down to the hotel, and last week they figured out how to walk up the steps of the hotel."