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Re: Phorusrhacids killing large mammals in National Geographic Channel



Try this:

Kofron, C.P. 1999 "Attacks to humans and domestic animals by the southern 
cassowary...". Journal 
of Zoology 249(4):375-381

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=66857

On Tue, Jul 28th, 2009 at 3:13 PM, Dan Chure <danchure@easilink.com> wrote:

> 
> Do you have a reference for that incident?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Dan
> 
> 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 with baseball
> bats. One kid ran away, and the cassowary knocked the other to the ground and 
> punctured an 
artery
> 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. ;-)
> >
> >
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