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Re: BIRDS ARE SCARIER



On Thu, Apr 11th, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Augusto Haro <augustoharo@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2013/4/10 Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au>:
> >
> > There is plenty of YouTube footage of Mongolians hunting wolves using 
> > golden eagles. The 
speed
> > with which the eagles kill the wolves is impressive. The wolves are 
> > justifiably terrified of
> the birds.
> >
> Ok., but surely you, as most humans (and the fear interest in movies,
> is the movie to be scary for humans), I guess, fear more an adult
> croc, Komodo dragon, or a large or venomous snake than any eagle
> living today. Some extinct predatory birds would likely be able to
> easily kill us, but as they are removed from our present collective
> experiences, I think they do not have the same effect. Or at least I
> speak for myself in this (I can't claim all humans feel the same).

I'd rather be chased by a crocodile than a cassowary. At least I could out-run 
the croc - and 
cassowaries have a habit of aiming for the groin area.

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