There"s a leggy Essex bird in our front room and she"s just eaten the car keys…: At home with the family who live with Beaky the 12-stone…

There"s a leggy Essex bird in our front room and she"s just eaten the car keys…: At home with the family who live with Beaky the 12-stone…

There”s a leggy Essex bird in our front room and she”s just eaten the car keys…: At home with the family who live with Beaky the 12-stone emu

2:42 AM on 27th August 2011

The Australian outback it is not: Iain and Lisa Newby with their six children and emu Beaky

The Australian outback it is not: Iain and Lisa Newby with their six children and emu Beaky

Jill Foster tries to win Beaky

Jill Foster tries to win Beaky”s affections further by showing her a little present she has brought in the shape of a Rod Hull-style emu hand puppet

Emus are native to Australia and the second largest bird in the world in height, next to the ostrich

Emus are native to Australia and the second largest bird in the world in height, next to the ostrich

“Beaky”s convinced the children are her siblings and loves being with them,” said Iain. She”s not the family”s only animal

If the family haven

If the family haven”t locked the back porch properly, Beaky will undo the catch, sneak in, sit on the carpet and watch TV