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Re: Cassowary attack videos (incl. joke)
Dann Pigdon wrote:
The only wild one I've ever been close to was actually quite friendly and
very fond of bananas.
Note to self: cancel trip to Queensland nude beach.
Why? Just how "friendly" and "fond of bananas" are they? ;-) (In the
interests of good taste, I'm going to stop right here.)
As for less friendly behavior attributable to cassowaries, this is from the
Kofron (1999) reference mentioned by Chris:
"The foot of a cassowary has three toes (Fig. 2): the outer and middle with
pointed nails, and the innermost with a spike-like claw up to 12 cm long and
3 cm wide at the base. The foot can be used as a formidable weapon by
extension of the lef in a quick kick forward or to the side, capable of
causing serious injuries such as lacerations, puncture wounds and ruptures
of internal organs."
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