Florida Emu Goes Viral With Impertinent Antics at Knuckle Bump Farms

LiMu Emu and Doug from the Liberty Mutual insurance coverage advertisements can sit down. Their reign as the highest human-flightless hen duo is over now that one troublemaker emu named Emmanuel Todd Lopez has pecked his approach to web stardom one TikTok video at a time. 

It began when Emmanuel’s caretaker, Taylor Blake, started importing brief informative movies to TikTok concerning the completely different animals that reside at Knuckle Bump Farms, a small interest farm in South Florida that gives miniature cattle. Although Emmanuel does not appear to have been scripted into the movies, that hasn’t stopped the impertinent hen from strutting in entrance of Blake mid-monologue and dramatically staring at the gadget along with his darkish crimson eyes.

“Emmanuel, don’t do it! Emmanuel, don’t do it!” Blake may be seen shouting in at least half a dozen movies revealed on the @KnuckleBumpFarms TikTok since early July, garnering 10 million-plus views.

In each occasion, Blake’s admonition prompts Emmanuel to weigh the everlasting emu query: To peck, or to not peck?

@knucklebumpfarms Not a day goes by that Emanuel doesn’t attempt my life #emu #emusoftiktok #farmlife ♬ authentic sound – Knuckle Bump Farms

Although the farm’s residents embrace one other emu named Ellen, a docile deer, and a handful of cute miniature cattle, it is Emmanuel who has turn out to be the inadvertent star of the Knuckle Bump Farms TikTok.

“I love how he contemplates everything you are saying but then is like “nope…,”’ writes one user.

“Emmanuel wants chaos and a focus. I really feel that to my core,” observes another.

“I feel we want a compilation of Emanuel being each center youngster,” says a third.

this past Friday, Twitter user @p4andr_ uploaded a minute-long compilation of Emmanuel and Blake’s best interactions. The spot, which has already clocked nearly 22 million views, showcases Emmanuel’s chaotic energy, a combination of the curious fascination of a toddler and the sinister intensity of a velociraptor.

In one segment, Blake, a self-described Jesus-loving and mildly funny lesbian, attempts to explain the difference between two breeds of cows at the farm, only for Emmanuel to waltz into focus and, heedless of his human’s heartfelt pleas, peck the phone until it falls down.

In another, Emmanuel appears in the video, stares down the camera, and then disappears out of view,  seemingly obeying Blake’s command to “not select violence as we speak.”

The clip ends with an exercise in reverse psychology: Rather than command Emmanuel to “not do it” for the umpteenth time, Blake instructs the flightless fowl to go ahead and “do it.” He does — and knocks the phone down with his beak. It lands face-up on the ground, focused on Emmanuel’s long neck.

“How did that make you’re feeling?” Blake asks. “Was it every little thing you ever wished and wished for and hoped for in life? Do you’re feeling fulfilled now?”

Emmanuel does not reply, his gaze seemingly having mounted on a brand new shiny object to peck.

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