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Cassowary attacks Re: Phorusrhacids killing large mammals in National Geographic Channel
On Mon, 27 Jul 2009, Dann Pigdon wrote:
Kofron, C.P. 1999 "Attacks to humans and domestic animals by the southern
of Zoology 249(4):375-381
On Tue, Jul 28th, 2009 at 3:13 PM, Dan Chure <email@example.com> wrote:
Do you have a reference for that incident?
Tor Bertin wrote:
If I remember right, the one recorded death (though I think there have been
plenty of other
non-lethal cassowary attacks) was due to a pair of teenagers attacking the bird
bats. One kid ran away, and the cassowary knocked the other to the ground and
in his neck with its claw.
I haven't read much on cassowary aggression, but if they're anything
like the ostriches I've seen I certainly wouldn't mess with them. ;-)