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The foot of an emu

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This image is originally part of the article The Emu - Characteristics

The powerful legs of the emu are equipped with three forward-facing toes on each foot.

Emus walk at about 1-2 metres per second, creating enough breeze to remove the absorbed heat. They can also swim for extended periods. They reach 70km per hour for short distances and have a stride of 2.7 metres. Their main form of defence, after flight, is to kick which they do with great accuracy. They can kick in all directions and can break bones and tears muscles without much trouble. The lethal toes will disembowel any dog or dingo silly enough to stray too close.

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