In northwestern Victoria and in parts of Gippsland, Emus congregate in flocks of up to 200 birds, which are capable of causing severe damage to fences and to cereal crops. During drought conditions, Emus may cross the Murray River into northwest Victoria from NSW, seeking food. Normal stock fences appear to be of little value in excluding these birds. There is some evidence that sloping electric fences may be effective barriers.
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