Monday, 15 April 2019

Large, flightless bird attacks and kills its fallen owner

quote [ A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea attacked and killed its owner when the man fell on his farm in Florida, authorities said Saturday.

The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told the Gainesville Sun that a cassowary killed the man Friday on the property near Gainesville, likely using its long claws. The victim was apparently breeding the birds, state wildlife officials said. ]

So in addition to the gators and the giant pythons and boa constrictors, they have ginormous t-rex like birds as well. Keep it up Florida - you've still got a ways to go to catch up to Australia, but having a goal is nice...By the way - I have 2 SILVER 1 month memberships available for gifting for the first 2 SE-ers that ask.
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[by knumbknutz@3:15pmGMT]


NuncEstBibendum said[1] @ 8:40pm GMT on 15th Apr [Score:3]
Cassowaries are fully-fledged theropod dinosaurs (like every living bird, actually); in their case, it results quite evident:

By the way, they sound like this:
World's Weirdest Bird Sounds - Part One
the circus said @ 1:13am GMT on 16th Apr [Score:1 WTF]
My backyard butts up against a park, and every spring it sounds like Jurassic Park.
Sandhill Crane Vocalizations
LurkerAtTheGate said @ 2:37am GMT on 17th Apr
Can confirm. Thousands of 'em winter here. Freaky sounding.
Ankylosaur said @ 3:39pm GMT on 15th Apr
Being this is Florida, would "Cassowary Bites Florida Man" actually be more noteworthy than "Florida Man Hate-Fucks Cassowary To Death While On Meth"?
mechavolt said @ 3:39pm GMT on 15th Apr
These fucking things are like the velociraptors from Jurassic Park, but real. And fucking huge.

I knew a guy in Florida with an ostrich farm, but he sold their meat for eating. I can't think of any reason to have a fucking cassowary.
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:47pm GMT on 15th Apr
The cassowary is taller than you, possesses murderous claws and can easily outrun you. You'd do well to be casso-wary of them.
Hugh E. said @ 7:25am GMT on 17th Apr

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