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Most Dangerous Bird in World Kills US Owner

Most Dangerous Bird in World Kills US Owner

Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 04:30
A cassowary is a large flightless bird native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Wilson Ring/AP
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Local media sources reported that a cassowary, considered the "most dangerous bird in the world" killed a man in Florida.

The cassowary, a large, flightless, and the second most weighing bird after ostrich, is native to Australia and New Guinea, the German News Agency reported.

The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told the Gainesville Sun that the man fell, and the cassowary attacked him with its huge claws after the fall. The injured man was then transported to the hospital where he died later.

The San Diego Zoo’s website calls cassowaries the world’s most dangerous bird with a 10cm, dagger-like claw on each foot. The cassowary, which can be up to 1.7 meters tall, can slice open any predator or potential threat with a single swift kick.

According to the Gainesville Sun, the victim was apparently breeding the bird that enjoys a wide popularity among collectors of unfamiliar birds.

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