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MAN KILLED BY “EXTREMELY DANGEROUS” BIRD HE KEPT ON HIS FARM


There is a bizarre report in the leading newspapers about a man killed by an extremely dangerous bird he had raised on his farm, along with other exotic birds.


According to ornithologists, the bird, a cassowary, is an enormous 6-foot flightless bird weighing around 200-pounds and is a relative of ostriches, emus and rheas. Thick black feathers cover its body, from which a cobalt blue and vibrant red neck protrudes, leading to a head adorned with a keratin “casque”, or crest. What makes it dangerous is its feet. Three toes have pointed nails, the most dangerous of which is the middle one, which looks like a dagger several inches long. It seems that even experienced zookeepers take precautions around this bird.


According to a witness, the man fell and the bird attacked him, injuring him severely. He was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late to save him.


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