Emu crossing a sign of the times

Due to the drought, a flock of emus has taken up residence on Cobar’s golf course and has regularly been seen crossing the road to Cobar High School in search of water and food. The school’s MC class were concerned for the emus safety and recently wrote to Roads & Maritime Services requesting an emu crossing sign be erected to warn motorists. MC Class teacher Sue Donaldson said the students love watching the emus coming to the school and were worried for their safety. “Students became determined to get a sign when a baby emu was hit by a car and left on the roadside. Students hope drivers will give way to the emus and wait the short amount of time it takes them to cross the road,” she said. Pictured are CHS students Vincent Mitchell, Bobby Lucca, Daniel Apaza and Christian Marsden. Photo contributed