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US: Large, flightless bird attacks and kills the depressed owner
April 15, 2019
A large, flightless bird local to Australia and New Guinea pounded and killed a owners when a male fell on his plantation in Florida, authorities pronounced Saturday.
The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told a Gainesville Sun that a cassowary killed a male Friday on a skill nearby Gainesville, expected regulating a prolonged claws. The plant was apparently tact a birds, state wildlife officials said.
“My bargain is that a lady was in a closeness of a bird and during some indicate fell. When he fell, he was attacked,” Deputy Chief Jeff Taylor told a newspaper. He pronounced initial responders got a call during 10 am Friday and rushed a male to a sanatorium for mishap caring though he died.
The county sheriff’s bureau identified a plant as Marvin Hajos, 75, and pronounced a genocide review has been opened.
“Initial information indicates that this was a comfortless collision for Mr. Hajos,” pronounced Lt. Brett Rhodenizer, a sheriff’s bureau spokesman, in an email to a paper. “The cassowary concerned stays cumulative on private skill during this time.”
Cassowaries are identical to emus and mount adult to 6 feet (1.8 meters) high and import adult to 130 pounds (60 kilograms), with black physique feathers and distinctive, splendid blue heads and necks.
The San Diego Zoo’s website calls a cassowary a world’s many dangerous bird with a four-inch (10-centimeter), dagger-like scratch on any foot. “The cassowary can cut open any predator or intensity hazard with a singular quick kick. Powerful legs assistance a cassowary run adult to 31 miles per hour (50 kph) by a unenlightened timberland underbrush,” a website says.
Cassowaries are eaten in tools of New Guinea. The birds are not lifted for food in a U.S., though are sought after by collectors of outlandish birds, according to authorities.
To obtain a imperative permit, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requires cassowary owners to have “substantial experience” and accommodate specific enclosure requirements, mouthpiece Karen Parker told a newspaper. She pronounced a elect lists a cassowary as a form of wildlife that can “pose a risk to people.”
Wildlife officials did not answer phone calls late Saturday from The Associated Press and it wasn’t immediately famous what would occur with a bird.