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Re: BIRDS ARE SCARIER
I agree about crocodiles and cassowaries, but most people who are unlikely to
encounter either are much more likely to find a crocodile threatening than a
cassowary. The usual response I have had when explaining how dangerous
cassowaries are - even while watching a living bird - is surprise.
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On 2013-04-11, at 1:11 PM, Dann Pigdon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 11th, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Augusto Haro <email@example.com>
>> 2013/4/10 Dann Pigdon <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>> There is plenty of YouTube footage of Mongolians hunting wolves using
>>> golden eagles. The
>>> 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.
> Dann Pigdon
> Spatial Data Analyst Australian Dinosaurs
> Melbourne, Australia http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj