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Re: Archosaur antics--world's only playful "pet" crocodile dies



On Thu, Nov 3rd, 2011 at 9:37 AM, Augusto Haro <augustoharo@gmail.com> wrote:

> Heh, great humor.
> Now remembering the obvious: if birds can make pets, then certain
> theropod dinosaurs can make pets thanks to the nomenclature of
> phylogenetic systematics.

Not all birds make good pets. Even cassowaries that are hatched in incubators 
and hand-raised 
have a tendancy to get kick-happy once they reach adulthood. Young cassowaries 
are sometimes 
kept as "pets" in Papua New Guinea, although they are always slaughtered for 
their meat, feathers 
and bones once they approach the age where they become unmanageable (and 
potentially 
dangerous).

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Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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