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RE: Kickboxing Cassowary



Quoting Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>:

> Mike Habib wrote:
> 
> >> Eagles do not wrestle with prey larger than themselves, except for
> >> trained eagles that can grasp wolves. However, I doubt this being
> >> natural behavior. And theropod limb bones, while not pneumatic
> >> according to Britt (1991), have thin walls according to Sereno (1999).
> >
> > Actually, wild eagles do kill prey much larger than themselves. 
> 
> The extinct _Harpagornis moorei_ (Haast's eagle) used to prey upon moa, which
> were at least ten times their body weight.

Australian wedge-tailed eagle are know to kill and eat sheep on occasions:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/plantsanimals/TheWedge-tailedEagle.htm

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