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Re: Interesting paper
I'd read a quote somewhere (of a paleontologist) who said, "Dinosaurs are
still kicking ass as birds."
Well, at least as cassowaries, they ARE!? ;)
Dinotracker (Ray Stanford)
----- Original Message -----
From: Ralph Chapman <Chapman.Ralph@NMNH.SI.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2000 3:38 PM
Subject: Interesting paper
Now here's a neat one....
Kofron, C.P. 1999. Attacks to humans and domestic animals by
southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) in
Australia. J. Zool., London, 249(4):375-381.
These guys can be tough. Includes one fatal attack on a
human hunting it. The kick, they bump, they jump on top.
Gives one pause about just how nasty a small theropod with
more armament would be.
Ralph Chapman, NMNH