Emmanuel Is Now the Most Famous Emu in the World for Knocking Over the Camera Every Time His Owner Is Filming

Humans aren't the only ones drawn to the spotlight. Sometimes animals want time on camera, too. In fact, a certain emu who goes by the name Emmanuel has gone viral on TikTok for stealing the spotlight from his owner Taylor Blake in a series of hilarious videos.

Blake and Emmanel both live at Knuckle Bump Farms, a mini cow hobby farm in South Florida. In their videos, Blake is addressing viewers, trying to explain various animal-related topics, when Emmanuel unexpectedly stops by and derails the conversation. “Emmanuel, don't do it,” Blake warns, when the playful emu gets too close to the camera. She pleads with him, “DON'T choose violence today.” Sometimes it works, but most of the time, he doesn't listen, and the phone that Blake uses to film her videos gets toppled to the ground.

Emmanuel cohabitates at Knuckle Bump Farms with several other animals, including a deer named Princess, Rico the swan, a rhea named Regina, several chickens, and a cast of cows, including Stella and Mimi. And while all of the animals have their moment on screen, Emmanuel has a particular knack for catching people's attention, especially since the show tends to come to a dramatic end when he appears.

You can keep up with Emmanuel's latest adventures by following Knuckle Bump Farms on TikTok and Instagram.

Emmanuel the Emu has gone viral on social media for his hilarious antics.

He lives in South Florida at Knuckle Bump Farms, a small hobby farm run by Taylor Blake.

Though the other animals have their time on camera too, Emmanuel has become famous for trying (and sometimes succeeding) in knocking over the phone when Blake is trying to take a video.

Never change, Emmanuel…

Knuckle Bump Farms: TikTok | Instagram
h/t: [boingboing]

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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