In Florida, the most dangerous bird in the world has killed a farmer
In Florida, cassowary, considered the most dangerous flightless bird in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records, attacked a farmer and killed him, writes New York Post.
The incident occurred on a farm near Gainesville. The bird attacked the host and killed it, probably with long claws. The authorities do not disclose the name of the deceased, but they say that the man was breeding birds.
“It looks like it happened by accident. As far as I understand, the man was standing next to the bird and at some point fell. When he fell, the bird attacked him, ”said Jeff Taylor, Deputy Chief of the Alachua County Fire Department.
Cassowaries are the largest flightless birds. They live in New Guinea and Australia. On average, the growth of a bird reaches 1,8 meters, but some individuals are able to grow up to 2 meters. The bird weighs from 60 kilograms.
Their claws are extremely sharp and reach lengths in 10 centimeters. Their blow is fatal to humans.
“The cassowary can cut through any predator or potential threat with one swift blow. Powerful legs allow him to accelerate to 50 kilometers per hour in dense forest, ”- according to the website of the San Diego Zoo.
In the United States, cassowary is not grown for food, but these birds are in high demand among the collectors.
Authorities ask cazouar owners to observe caution and safety requirements when breeding and keeping these birds.
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