Large, Flightless Bird Attacks and Kills Its Fallen Owner

The San Diego Zoo’s website calls cassowaries the world’s most dangerous bird.

  • Published 13 April 2019
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ALACHUA, Fla. (AP) — A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea attacked and killed its owner when the man fell on his property 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, whose name was not released, was apparently breeding the birds, state wildlife officials said. “It… Read at AP News