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A Florida man was killed Friday after he fell in his backyard and was killed by his pet cassowary, a large flightless bird with sharp talons.
Marvin Hajos, 75, called 911 after apparently falling and being attacked by the bird outside his Gainesville, Fla. home. Another person called 911 shortly after to report “a medical emergency involving a large bird.” Cassowaries are emu-like birds that can grow over five feet tall.
The article goes on to state the following:
According to the San Diego Zoo, cassowaries, which can weigh more than 150 pounds, can jump seven feet in the air, run over 30 miles per hour, and are considered “the most dangerous bird in the world.”
A Florida man was killed by a large, flightless cassowary that’s built a reputation as the ‘world’s most dangerous bird,’ but a study suggests humans to blame for aggression https://t.co/zsUwVRoMaV
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) April 14, 2019
A 75-year-old US man has been killed by his cassowary, which is considered the world’s most dangerous bird https://t.co/lzC6E3SUPz
— SBS News (@SBSNews) April 14, 2019
— MelbourneSkies (@MelbourneSkies) April 14, 2019
A Cassowary runs 30mph, weighs 130 lbs, jumps 7 ft. into the air, doesn’t fly, & has knives for feet but you still calling em birds instead of dinosaurs. pic.twitter.com/dqO3RKZK9Y
— kai choyce (@kaichoyce) April 14, 2019
A cassowary — a large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea — killed its Florida owner when it attacked him after he fell. https://t.co/of6v0KsDan
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 13, 2019
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