Emmanuel the Emu — a viral sensation from earlier this 12 months — is close to dying’s door after the chook flu has unfold all through his farm … killing off loads of the house owners’ different animals.
Taylor Blake shared the unhappy information Saturday, saying their enterprise — Knuckle Bump Farms — has been hit arduous by avian influenza … this after a pack of untamed geese have flown onto their property persistently of late — forsaking lethal strains of the flu that has taken its toll.
Blake says they’ve misplaced 99% of their domesticated birds — together with all of their geese, geese and chickens … to not mentions a few of their emus, together with Emily, Eliza and Elliot.
Now, it feels like solely Emmanuel and one other emu named Rico are left alive — however TB says Emmanuel is on the mend proper now after unexpectedly happening on Wednesday … apparently a results of catching the chook flu that is working rampant on their farm.
Blake says she’s been tending to him across the clock and that Emmanuel is preventing to remain alive. Whereas she’s devastated over the lack of their different animals … she says she’s grateful to nonetheless have Emmanuel, and believes he’ll make a full restoration — regardless of some nerve injury.
She explains … “It looks like I haven’t been capable of catch a break these previous few months, however I’m so extremely blessed. I’ve a lot gratitude in my coronary heart that Emmanuel remains to be alive. That he’s preventing. That my greatest good friend is making a comeback. I’m going to be okay, we’re going to be okay!”
Blake says she’s working via getting Emmanuel again to 100% with bodily remedy, and is asking the general public for prayers, in addition to assistance on ideas with reference to large chook PT.
One very last thing … it sounds just like the water dispersed throughout Florida on account of Hurricane Ian might have contributed to the chook flu spreading like loopy. Scary stuff, particularly you probably have livestock which may be vulnerable. This is hoping Emmanuel can pull via.