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>I think the cassowary occasionally uses the claw to climb, but neither 
>well nor often.  
>Matt Troutman

No, no!  It's the seriema.  the cassowary (aside from being quite
earthbound) has a long, straight claw quite useless for climbing, but ideal
as a stabbing weapon.

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