#the100dayproject Day 54: The attack of the emu

This post is part of #the100dayproject that encourages creatives to do an action every day for 100 days. I've chosen to write an article or blog post every day. Previous posts for this project can be found here.

I took this photo during an assignment about the egg shortage in Texas, or what I discovered is the lack of one in our case. At that time, there were a lot of stories about restaurants like Whataburger cutting back on their breakfast hours because a strain of the avian flu caused an egg shortage. The state went crazy because no one gets in the way of a Texan's breakfast taco.

So I wondered if it affected our area and turns out, it didn't. In fact, my story ended up being that we had plenty of eggs to go around. I interviewed all the local restaurants that had eggs on the menu as well as the local ranchers/farmers that sold eggs. No one was affected.

I stopped by Surber Ade to take photos of their fridge packed with eggs and of their chickens on their property. When we arrived, there was an emu who guarded the chickens and she was not happy to see me. She came charging at me the moment her owner turned around to close the gate, but didn't actually touch me. I can't remember if we stopped her or she stopped herself, but it freaked me out. Not how I expected to spend an afternoon with some chickens.

I managed to get a few snaps of the animals before the emu stood in front of them to let me know that was enough. I got the hint and I left, but not before I took a photo of her standing there.