Man films himself laughing as he mows down emus on outback road

A NATIONWIDE search is underway for a man who filmed himself laughing hysterically while lining his truck up with a flock of emus and mowing them down on a dirt road somewhere in Australia.

The sickening footage shows the man behind the wheel of a white 4WD hurtling down a remote road at almost 120km/h, chasing after a flock of emus.

The man can be heard laughing and cheering as he ploughed full speed into the terrified birds, counting as he mowed them down one-by-one.

“F**king emus,” the man is heard shouting.

“One, two, three … this is f**king great. I’ve got that one too … and that one.”

(Photos: Facebook)

The 40-second clip shows the man hit at least a dozen emus, with the birds disappearing under the front of his four-wheel-drive, before he turns the camera around and films himself laughing uncontrollably.

The disturbing video was uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, though it is unclear exactly when or where it was filmed.

The RSPCA has viewed the vision and vowed to track down the man responsible for the “barbaric” act.

(Photos: Facebook)

“The RSPCA, like many members of the community, has today been shocked and horrified by footage released on social media, showing a man who appears to be deliberately running down a mob of emus in his car,” the RSPCA said in a statement.

“Such sickening cruelty clearly has no place in our society.

“The RSPCA unequivocally condemns this type of barbaric behaviour, as it clearly shows a disregard for the lives of these vulnerable native animals, and raises grave concerns over this individual’s capacity for such behaviour”

RSPCA inspectors are examining the footage to try and determine exactly where it was filmed.

Anyone who recognises the man in the video is urged to come forward and call the RSPCA or police on Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Great White Shark

Child ‘critcal’ after second shark attack in 24 hours

UPDATE at 5:20 PM | THE Queensland Government has announced it will begin baiting sharks in the Whitsundays following two near-fatal attacks in the tourist spot in the last 24 hours.

In a statement, Fisheries Minister Mark Furner said three drum lines with baited hooks will be set around Cid Harbour on Friday morning in a bid to reduce the possibility of any further attacks.

“Nothing is more important than the protection of human life – I want these drum lines in place as soon as possible,” Mr Furner said.

The swift response comes after a 12-year-old girl became the second person to be attacked by a shark in the area within 24 hours on Thursday afternoon.

It’s understood the child was swimming with her father and sister when she was mauled on the legs.

The 12-year-old suffered significant blood loss and was airlifted to Mackay Hospital where she remains tonight in a critical condition, undergoing emergency surgery.

A 46-year-old woman from Tasmania was mauled in the exact same spot less than 24 hours earlier.

She too was airlifted to Mackay Hospital in a critical condition but has since been transferred to a hospital in Brisbane for specialist treatment.

Her injuries are described as “life changing”.

Mr Furner is urging swimmers to stay out of the water in the vicinity of Cid Harbour and Sawmill Bay.

“Shark attacks in these waters are rare,” he said. “That’s why these events are so shocking.”

The last time someone was attacked by a shark in the Whitsundays was eight years ago – in 2010.

Fisheries officers and water police are patrolling the area, warning tourists to refrain from swimming.

FIRST at 3:30 PM | A CHILD has been airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a shark at Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays.

The girl, believed to be 12-years-old, was bitten while swimming with her father on Thursday afternoon. A rescue helicopter was dispatched to the area about 1.45pm.

Queensland Ambulance confirmed the child sustained a “significant leg injury” and has since been airlifted to Mackay Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

It’s the second shark attack in the area in less than 24 hours.

Tasmanian tourist Justine Barwick, 46, remains in a serious condition in hospital after she too was mauled on the leg by a shark in the very same spot on Wednesday.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

Police Gold Coast

Woman carjacked by man with scissors

A WOMAN has been carjacked by a man armed with scissors in a carpark on the Sunshine Coast.

The woman had just stepped out of her vehicle in a carpark on Amaroo street at Maroochydore about 7.20pm on Tuesday when she was set upon by a man demanding her keys.

Police said the woman ignored the man and tried walking away but the man allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened her before snatching her keys.

The man then jumped in the woman’s car with another man and the pair drove away.

Thankfully, the woman was not physically harmed during the incident. Her attackers remain at large.

Anyone with any information that could help police locate the offenders is urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Teens storm house, pull knife on woman in home invasion

A GANG of teenagers has stormed a house and threatened a woman at knifepoint before stealing her cash and car during a home invasion west of Brisbane.

Police said eight male and female juveniles burst into the Lilly Court home at Yamanto about 5.15pm on Wednesday and pulled a knife on the female occupant.

The teens allegedly threatened the woman and stole a stash of cash before fleeing the scene, driving off in the woman’s white Tarago station wagon.

Thankfully, no one was physically injured during the incident.

Police are investigating the incident and are pleading with anyone who has any information that could assist them to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Surfers Paradise Aerial View

Man accused of exposing himself to beachgoers

A MAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly exposing himself to beachgoers and masturbating in front of them at Coffs Harbour.

The 38-year-old is alleged to have first committed an act of indecency in front of a 16-year-old at Park Beach near Ocean Parade about 1pm on Saturday.

About an hour later, the same man allegedly walked up to a 24-year-old woman at nearby Digger Beach, north of Park Beach, and allegedly started masturbating in front of her.

Digger Beach is situated less than 300m south of Little Digger Beach – a nude beach near Diggers Head.

Following a public appeal, the 38-year-old man was arrested at a property in Kurrajong Street on Wednesday afternoon.

He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with two counts of commit act of indecency.

The man was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear before Coffs Harbour Local Court today.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.