Here's one: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Emu_War&oldid=477...
" Request to Use Bombs to Kill Emus, The (Adelaide) Mail, (Saturday, 3 July 1943), p.12."
(From "Aftermath: Despite the problems encountered with the cull, the farmers of the region once again requested military assistance in 1934, 1943, and 1948, only to be turned down by the government.")
Absurdity, if truly representative of the truth, shouldn't be hidden it should be remembered for what it was even if that invokes giggles and laughs.
Someone probably started raising the birds to cash in on the bounty.
Reading this account almost seemed like the real life version of "Star Trek Crew Meets the Road Runner" https://boards.fool.com/star-trek-crew-meets-the-road-runner...
My list can be found here:
Emu Wars is one of the facts I know of.
Would like to know what other tactics were employed by the "Emu command". :)