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https://www.foxnews.com/us/big-fligh...ble-in-florida

Big flightless bird kills its owner after stumble in Florida

A large, flightless bird, similar to an emu and native to both Australia and New Guinea, killed its owner when the man fell down on his property in Florida, authorities said Saturday.

According to The Associated Press, the Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told The Gainesville Sun that a cassowary killed the man Friday on land near Gainesville, likely using its exceedingly long claws. The victim's name was not released, but reports said he was apparently breeding the animals.
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Maybe he should have let them do their own breeding!

Seriously, who would want something like that around? I sure wish people would stop importing all these non-native species of birds, animals, reptiles, etc. Eventually they either escape, or are intentionally released into our ecosystem.

Someone please explain to the AP "journalist" birds are not animals, they are birds!
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From Spruce;

"Seriously, who would want something like that around? I sure wish people would stop importing all these non-native species of birds, animals, reptiles, etc. Eventually they either escape, or are intentionally released into our ecosystem."
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Maybe he should have let them do their own breeding!

Seriously, who would want something like that around? I sure wish people would stop importing all these non-native species of birds, animals, reptiles, etc. Eventually they either escape, or are intentionally released into our ecosystem.

Someone please explain to the AP "journalist" birds are not animals, they are birds!
Journalist is correct, birds fall into the Animalia kingdom, so animals. He should have taken better precautions, those birds can be aggressive. Even domesticated roosters and turkeys can be aggressive, but because of their size it's hard for them to kill you

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Cassowaries are viscous and very territorial. They have been known to kill people in the wild as well
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Just another one of "those" stories about Florida, where the weird, absurd, humorous, and sometime fatal news is often found.
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Maybe he should have let them do their own breeding!

Seriously, who would want something like that around? I sure wish people would stop importing all these non-native species of birds, animals, reptiles, etc. Eventually they either escape, or are intentionally released into our ecosystem.

Someone please explain to the AP "journalist" birds are not animals, they are birds!

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Maybe you meant "birds are not mammals, they are birds?"

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I do agree, the man should have not been breeding the bird. There are laws against that in most states

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A couple questions;

Was the bird a tolerant, sensitive, caring, diversity conscious liberal ?

... And was the keeper wearing a MAGA cap?

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I do agree, the man should have not been breeding the bird. There are laws against that in most states
If you go to certain locals in the deep south it is uncommon at all for those folk to get caught with feathers in their zippers. usually chickens and an occasional hoot owl. I reckon that feller needed a challenge.
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