A selfie-loving emu is quickly putting a small Queensland town on the map
A town in the Queensland Hinterland is quickly finding itself on the map after news got out about a fun-run’s local mascot: Fluffy the emu.
Fluffy has been turning up every Saturday to keep fun-run joggers company as they run through Nambour.
The emu is even ready to help organisers set up before the sun rises.
“We don’t get big numbers normally, but since Fluffy has been around our numbers have been increasing,” Parkrun organiser Melissa Taylor told 7 News.
Organisers said that Fluffy has been boosting numbers as people are flying from around the nation to get a photo with the emu.
However, event organisers were worried last month as Fluffy and emu buddy Muffy might be forcibly relocated from the Nambour site due to a complaint. The complaint that was lodged to Queensland’s Parks and Wildlife Services.
QPWS spoke to 7 News and said that at the time, there is no intention to remove the animals. Rangers would be monitoring the emus closely.