Man attacked and killed by 'world's most dangerous bird'

The 75-year-old man died from injuries suffered in an attack by a cassowary, a bird with knife-like claws that can weigh more than 100 pounds.
1:54 | 04/15/19

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It wasn't unusual call for sheriff's deputies Friday morning. EMS responded to an incident our. Caller gave information that an exotic bird and attacked. Some all the property and you Crowder here manages the bird collection at the Florida museum of natural history. Did know that there were many in private hands shocking I you know I've heard that they're dangerous but I've. Always thought it was almost some urban myth that they were capable of killings killing a person and so I was shocked. The birds were corralled before deputies arrived but hey host died of his injuries later at the hospital his Stanley asked us to stay off the property. A neighbor allowing us of their own backyard to get this stadium of the birds castle where is our native to Australia and Papua New Guinea and as somebody who actually lived in the eastern highlands of pop New Guinea for ten years is a child. I can tell you from firsthand experience. That we were always told there were two animals that you simply do not mess with because of their aggressive in violent nature the first is a wild bore and the second. Is a castle where. Apparently they can be pretty aggressive that they feel threatened and they they had this nasty towed that they can kick or a and as you can see it's like oh you know it's if fairly fearsome. Weapon for them. Very strong legs kick defense. Clause that can literally got you because they can jump. Over four feet in the air and that can hit about anybody in the midsection. And as to what will happen to the bird. Right now I think it's going to be up to use the people that end up taking. The property becomes a -- members and how they deal with that what they won't do the Bertelsmann is going to be their decision. After DC says the birds are permit it for parading through the Florida department of agriculture and consumer services.

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