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RE: Kickboxing Cassowary
Unfortunately for them, they also seem to try and defend their prey from much
--- On Tue, 10/7/08, Tim Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: Tim Williams <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Kickboxing Cassowary
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 4:43 PM
Dann Pigdon wrote:
>> The extinct _Harpagornis moorei_ (Haast's eagle) used to prey upon
>> 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.
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