With warmer weather on its way, Scenic Hill's emu population is making its presence known, venturing from the depths of the bush and open planes to the roads and fire trails residents of Griffith frequent.
The second largest living bird is endemic to Australia and whilst flightless, can travel great distances in a short period of time and are able to go weeks without eating or drinking .
In recent weeks, members of the community have spotted the iconic Australia bird as low down as the firetrails entrance from Collina Street Oval, onto the oval itself and along McNabb Crescent where they have been sighted frequently in the past.
Members of the Griffith Feral Joggers know Scenic Hill better than many, and say they have been spotting the usually reclusive bird very often in recent weeks on their runs around the hill.
Feral Joggers President Ron Anson called the sightings 'exciting'.
"News of the sightings across the hill have been pouring in from fellow Feral Joggers," Mr Anson said.
"The emus are being most commonly spotted around Pioneer Park and the water tanks."
National Parks and Wildlife Services did not provide any comment but said that the increase in sightings was not for any known reason.
Perhaps, Griffith residents are just opening their eyes a little wider and noticing the emus that surrounded them all along.
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