Emu Safari In Search Of Miguelito

16 Jul

I have been a traveller and an adventurer most of my life including being an explorer into different parts of the world, my army training has given me good background for all that I confront.

From the Highlands of Papua to the islands of the coast of South Vietnam, I have faced it all and faced all adversaries.

My safari days are coming to a close yet still I feel the beat of adventure in my heart that makes my adrenalin run , so this maybe the final safari account by me the Aussie Emu commonly known as Ian.

This safari drained me and made me realize that there are adversaries that are beyond my endeavours and beyond my ability to overcome.

Today I embarked on a safari and faced the dreams that bring on nightmares

I pursued and tracked the Miguelito beast, the king of the forest of flowers , I swore after pursuing him for many months that today I would track this beast and finally get a shot at him.

This is the diary report of Ian Felton in the pursuit of the Miguelito beast recorded this day July 16th in the year of our Lord 2011.

I will write this diary as I go on as these may be the last written records you will receive

9- AM

Today woke early with the intent to track down and shoot the beast from the forest of flowers, Miguelito , he first came to my attention many months ago when I first saw him at a distance skulking and preying in the depths of the forest of flowers , he would emerge into the sunlight , devour his prey and slink silently back into the undergrowth of the forest , eyes blazing red and a defiance in his stand that caused one’s blood to run cold.

Had a hearty meal of eggs and bacon with cups of coffee

Checked all the gear in preparation for the safari not knowing how long or what the future held , ensued I had enough batteries and ammo

9 -37 AM

Last goodbye to Ana at the door , tears in her eyes , tried to console her and promised I would return

Left with a lump in my throat , I knew I had to do what a man has to do , I had to get the Miguelito beast.

1030 AM

Arrived at the last known sighting place of Miguelito , settled in for a long wait , all quiet and can’t afford to make a sound.

1123 AM

Heat getting stronger and all is quiet , no wildlife or bird sounds , he’s close by

Hairs on my neck are starting to rise , somethings not right , leech on my leg , can’t afford to move

This is wrong , the air is dry , sweating , my God , movement Ohh no

Wait , no no no , cant write ahh nooooooo

1203 AM

He’s here I can sense him , Miguelito is around , the underbrush is moving , cant write ,sweating

I see him Omg cant go on, he’s coming out of the darkness of the undergrowth , he sees me,

I cant move , he’s looking straight at me , down wind so can’t smell me , Omg nooo , he’s moving ,ahhhhhh

1241 AM

Can’t go on , nerves tight , sweat running down my back , coffee is gone , starting to rain , I have to keep going , have to get Miguelito.


Following Miguelito , going deeper into the forest of flowers , sweating , no drink feeling exhausted , this is it I’m finished sweat in the eyes , hoping I can see to get a clear shot ,

Darkness and the underbrush is closing in , never been so scared in my life, using all my army training now

He’s here , I see him , shit he’s seen me , stand still , dont breathe

Bloody hell , Omg Never faced this before

He ‘s looking at me , dont move Ian dont breathe , still still ,

2-31 PM

Cant write anymore , if you read this let Ana know I died as an adventurer , doing what I love,

facing adversity

2-34 PM

Now or never I have my chance


Got my shot just as he pounced on his prey, he’s fast , grabbed his prey and disappeared into the dark undergrowth of the forest of flowers to eat his prize

Scurried away like a frightened mouse

2-38 PM

Can’t pursue as am exhausted , got to get back to camp , will try to record later.

Arms are sore and am sunburnt , dehydration setting in , head back to camp if I can make it , pleaseee pass these records on to Ana if I dont make it, and let her know I did finally get a shot at the Miguelito beast

Can’t go on , my final safari , no more ,no more

Epilogue to my Miguelito safari, dated 17th of July in the year of our Lord 2011

AM 17th July

Did finally make it back to camp , sunburnt and dehydrated , had a shower and food and drink, warm fire and regaled Ana on my safari against Miguelito

I will safari again and I will face Miguelito , a test of endurance and a test of perseverance

I wish you well Miguelito and again one day we will meet on the battlefield in your forest of flowers to see who can outlast the other in a staring competion


The Wildlife Hunter

The story is pure fiction obviously , the author of this story is in actual fact little Miguelito himself , a little field mouse who gives me much pleasure and has accepted my friendship,

Writing this has proven to me that writing can be a world of fiction if we open our eyes

, look with your eyes and see around you , enjoy what you see and write what you see , to me it was a Miguelito , to you it may be a flower , a butterfly.

Look at a rainbow and write your dreams , look at nature and write your heart

Ian aka Emu


Posted by on July 16, 2011 in Uncategorized


20 responses to “Emu Safari In Search Of Miguelito

  1. Angelwings6

    July 20, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Enjoyed your little mousey story Ian…

    • aussie emu

      July 21, 2011 at 10:21 am

      Glad you found my little mouse story enjoyable , I think there are more Miguelitos though so may have to write a story called Miguelito meets the Von Trap family hehe

  2. jennygoth

    July 18, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    hmm i had a little rascal get into my kitchen once he met the von trap family had no choice but to murder him or else his relatives would have moved in too and i didnt have enough cheese for them all lovely creatures if they stay outside xxjen

    • aussie emu

      July 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      Lots of Miguelitos and Miguelitoesssss now , time for an intro to the Von Trapp family I think

  3. Sue Dreamwalker

    July 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    What can I say Emu… you captured me if not Miguelito right from the beginning to the end.. Wonderfully told full of suspense, danger, and humour… Im so pleased you lived to fight and hunt another day! but Im so pleased little Miguelito proved to be a great adversary! And was only captured on Film with another great picture of our little Hero!… Looking forward to more adventures on your next Safari.. x
    Wishing you a great Week..
    Sue 🙂

    • aussie emu

      July 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      Hi Sue , bad mistake with Miguelito , went out on safari after him today and tracked him down then found about twenty Miguelitos popping up in the flower bed and all had Miguelitoesss with them , gave the hunt away as it was starting to rain , put the camera away and decided to go shopping , one last look at the garden in the rain , they all saw I had no camera , so there they were , all in a chorus line , top hats and tails and canes , tap dancing and singing an old favourite of mine
      Singing in the Rain
      Think I better get back on my meds or lay off the grog

  4. Androgoth

    July 16, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Yes I can see you as the intrepid hunter Ian
    just don’t be staring too long at Miguelito or
    you might become addicted… Have fun now


    • aussie emu

      July 17, 2011 at 6:49 am

      Shot the little wascal in the finish

  5. summer breeze

    July 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Wonderful! you had my Imagination going as I was reading down the page…what can this beast be? 🙂 Love the little field mouse, another of our beautiful creatures, I love long as they dont run up my leg 😉 lol

    • aussie emu

      July 17, 2011 at 6:48 am

      I had a lot of fun composing that story and trying to get pics of the little wascal
      Glad you enjoyed my wild imagination

  6. Raven

    July 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    This is a wonderful story Ian, imagination, drama, humor and adventure…all of it!!! Loved the parts saying good bye to Ana and passing on these stories to Ana incase of your demise. Oh good storytelling.
    BTW: I have a story about the deer mouse I call a beer mouse….I shall post it sometime.

    • aussie emu

      July 17, 2011 at 6:47 am

      Lots of imagination and sitting in the sun with my cam and coming up woth a storyline , I enjoyed making it and glad you enjoyed the read

  7. Cat.

    July 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    He is soo cute … the Miguelito Story made my day, Ian.

    • aussie emu

      July 17, 2011 at 6:46 am

      Hi Cat , I had fun creating that story from waiting in the garden for hours with my cam to composing the scenario
      Glad you enjoyed it

  8. prenin

    July 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Ian.

    You are right of course.

    Doug tried to set me up in Middleton centre and has boasted of his links to the Ward gangster family who have it in for me because of what happened twelve years back.

    First he tried to make out he was a big, bad, gangster and now he’s trying to see if I am Gay because I didn’t express an interest in his plans to make a porno movie – I’m anything but stupid so I am keeping him at arms length…

    God Bless!


    • aussie emu

      July 17, 2011 at 6:53 am

      Just watch your back with Doug mate and if you get into the porn scene make sure you are the donor and not the receiver , hehe

  9. prenin

    July 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Nice one Ian – you had me to the last line! 🙂

    God Bless!


    • aussie emu

      July 17, 2011 at 6:52 am

      Lot of imagination in that one mate and a few beers

  10. penpusherpen

    July 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Imagination is the key, Emu, and you have a wicked amount of imagination at your fingertips. Hats off to you and Miguelito, (aww, he’s gorgeous) … a compelling storyline which had me in it’s grip ’til the very end…May your Wildlife Hunter days be forever fruitful, (imagination wise) …. loved the read my friend,. xPenx

    • aussie emu

      July 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      That took a lot of imagination Pen and a few beers


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