Viral sensation Emmanuel the Emu has set the internet alight after a series of videos showing his penchant for attacking his handler’s smartphone camera while it is recording.
Emmanuel, who lives on Knuckle Bump Farms in South Florida with owner Taylor Blake, has starred in a series of hilarious videos where he interrupts Blake as he looms into the picture and pecks the phone onto the floor, much to the chagrin of Blake.
The videos consist of Blake talking into the camera that’s perched on a surface when Emmanuel appears and takes a dislike to the smartphone. Blake will say “Emmanuel, don’t do it,” and sometimes it works and Emmanuel stops his misbehavior. Other times, Blake’s phone goes into the mud.
@knucklebumpfarms I am absolutely losing my MIND over princess at the end 😭😩 #emmanueltheemu #princessthedeer #farmlife #emmanueldontdoit ♬ original sound – Knuckle Bump Farms
@knucklebumpfarms Another day, another Emmanuel don’t do it🤦🏼♀️its impossible to educate under these hostile work conditions #emu #emmanueltheemu #farmlife #choas ♬ original sound – Knuckle Bump Farms
Blake and Emmanuel have a comedic relationship, with Blake, 29, playing the part of a stressed-out mother while Emmanuel is the ever troublesome toddler.
Quite why Emmanuel dislikes the smartphone camera so much remains a mystery. However, he is not the only one with a disdain for recording devices, PetaPixel recently reported that Kim Kardashian’s daughter, North West, asked photographers to “stop” filming her by holding up a sign while attending Paris Fashion Week with her famous mom.
@knucklebumpfarms Reply to @pdtheog is this what you wanted? Bc I have cow shit stuck in my phone speaker now😩 #emu #emmanuel #emusoftiktok #farmlife ♬ original sound Knuckle Bump Farms
@knucklebumpfarms He knew I meant business when I whipped out his government name 😩🤣 #emmanueltheemu #emmanueldontdoit #emmanuel #emu #animalsagainsteducation ♬ original sound – Knuckle Bump Farms
Blake has been creating content since 2013 and enjoys educating her viewers about the animals on her farm, many of which are cows.
@knucklebumpfarms Homer really loves his new hat #homer #cowsoftiktok #fluffycow #farmlife #fyp #babycow ♬ original sound – Knuckle Bump Farms
The cows on the farm can be seen wearing silly hats, playing with Blake, and trying to eat her food. Several of videos feature pigs, deer, and even ducklings.
Image credits: Header photo by Taylor Blake/Knuckle Bump Farm.