He added: “You don’t want to get between an emu and food. They’ve got very sharp beaks and they’re a bit like a vacuum cleaner where food is concerned, so we were worried about them going into the dining room and causing havoc.”

Another issue is that the birds are prodigious and messy poopers. The hotel has put up a chain barrier to keep them out, and warns guests to "Please let yourself through the emu barrier and then reconnect.” The two were hatched from a group of eight abandoned eggs rescued by a wildlife enthusiast. The other six have gone off on their own, but Kevin and Carol have stayed around to be Bad Guests.