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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #150 on: April 15, 2019, 10:07:48 »
Killer cassowary: World's most dangerous bird kills Florida owner


ALACHUA, Fla. — A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea attacked and killed its owner when the man fell on his farm in Florida, authorities said Saturday.

https://vancouversun.com/news/weird/killer-cassowary-worlds-most-dangerous-bird-kills-florida-owner/wcm/1fbed275-9010-40e2-bd0b-408e1ba7737e

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #151 on: April 15, 2019, 10:51:46 »
I was in Australia decades ago and the news had a story about one of these killing a teenager.  Also one kicked a guy in the chest and stopped his heart.  It's a big bird with a temper.
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #152 on: April 15, 2019, 11:46:09 »
Australia

Of course this critter would be Australian. All my surprise that it would randomly and savagely kill a human with a four inch claw has instantly evaporated.
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #153 on: April 15, 2019, 11:56:17 »
Of course this critter would be Australian. All my surprise that it would randomly and savagely kill a human with a four inch claw has instantly evaporated.

Cassowary birds - the serial killer disguised as a bird. Positively sociopathic creatures.
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #154 on: April 15, 2019, 12:17:10 »
I was in Australia decades ago and the news had a story about one of these killing a teenager.  Also one kicked a guy in the chest and stopped his heart.  It's a big bird with a temper.

The perfect mascot for an RCAF CF-18 Sqn I would assume :)
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #155 on: April 15, 2019, 21:27:27 »
Because they're flightless, or because they kill senior citizens?

I thought that those things were poisonous as well, like every other form of life in Australia.

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #156 on: April 17, 2019, 10:12:43 »
Killer deer? Who knew....


MELBOURNE, Australia — A man was killed and his wife critically injured on Wednesday when they were attacked by their pet deer on a rural Australian property, police said.

The 46-year-old man entered the stag’s enclosure in the morning at Moyhu in Victoria state, Police Sergeant Paul Pursell said.
“His wife and son heard the commotion and went out to see what was going on,” Pursell told reporters. “His wife entered the enclosure to assist her husband and she was also attacked.”

https://vancouversun.com/news/pet-deer-kills-man-and-injures-wife-in-rural-australia/wcm/6a614307-499e-4366-8f9b-e1bbe5471f5d
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #157 on: April 17, 2019, 20:33:34 »
Clearly a deer and big bird registry is required.

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #158 on: April 17, 2019, 20:50:31 »
Clearly a deer and big bird registry is required.

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #159 on: April 17, 2019, 21:06:08 »
Cassowary birds - the serial killer disguised as a bird. Positively sociopathic creatures.

Don't forget ostriches, another flightless bird not to be trifled with.
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #160 on: April 17, 2019, 23:32:19 »
Please leave Sesame Street out of this!


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