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RE: Kickboxing Cassowary



Dann Pigdon wrote:


>> 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:



Sheep set the bar pretty low in terms of putting up a fight.  The common sheep 
is like a big, bleating kebab wrapped in wool.  Even the little kea is known to 
attack them, by nibbling on their hides at night.  (Although the keas don't 
usually kill the sheep - unless the wound gets badly infected!)


But I agree that the act of carnivorous theropods attacking much larger prey 
has a long and venerable history - and may even have been the reason why flight 
started in the first place.


Cheers

Tim


  

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