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RE: Kickboxing Cassowary
Yeah, I guess it is, because I've seen several other videos of them doing
pretty much the same thing when they're aggravated. All the jumping around
serves a purpose, it's like a boxer feinting and bobbing and weaving before a
strike. It actually reminded me of some of the footwork I use when kickboxing;
in fact the shuffling steps it uses as it circles the tree are identical. I can
imagine dramaeosaurids doing something very similar in order to practice their
"skills", only it would involve biting and strikes from the hand claws.
> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:01:35 -0600
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Kickboxing Cassowary
> To: email@example.com
> On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Chris Glen wrote:
>> Looks to me like a bug has just flown into it's ear and it doesn't like it,
>> and blames the nearest.... tree.
> It looks like some neurological impairment. Is this "normal" behavior
> for a cassowary?