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    Death by Emu

    Cassowary actually.

    Large, flightless bird attacks, kills Florida man

    The San Diego Zoo’s website calls cassowaries the most dangerous birds in the world because of the 4-inch claw they have on each foot. They can “slice open any predator or potential threat with a single swift kick” and can run up to 31 mph.
    I don't know whether a Darwin Award is in order or not. The man appears to have been a breeder so it was his business. These birds aren't chicken, no pun intended.

    People die from insect bites, snake bite, alligator attack, elephants, lions, even bacteria and virus. I've never heard of an adult being killed by a bird before.

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    Florida Man has had a tough year.
    The Authoritarians

    GOP and Trump supporters will not be able to say they didn't know. Vote in numbers too big to manipulate.

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    I am naturally skeptical of Florida Man stories.

    It's a curse of the 20th century, which the internet inherited and built upon. There is a short list of historical bogus facts which are believed true by a lot of people, because a satirical or humorous book or article is found many years later, and taken seriously.

    The internet takes this process to exponential levels.

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    Death by Cassowary? Usually it is venomous pet snakes or pit bulls, or occasionally, a farmer killed by a pissed off cow. Somebody is always looking for new ways to kill themselves.

    Who worries about killer cows. They're sneaky that way.

    https://phys.org/news/2018-02-people...unchanged.html
    Cheerful Charlie

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    Cassowaries are bloody dangerous, and very territorial. They have been known to attack cars.

    They're basically dinosaurs. Trying to keep one as a pet is just suicide, with extra steps. Even keeping them in captivity in properly regulated zoos and wildlife parks is a dangerous business.

    The staff I spoke to at Fleay's Fauna Park say that the cassowaries are the most frightening exhibits - and these are people who have to annually collect the eggs from the saltwater crocodile enclosure.

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    Behold the cassowary claw
    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
    Death by Cassowary? Usually it is venomous pet snakes or pit bulls, or occasionally, a farmer killed by a pissed off cow. Somebody is always looking for new ways to kill themselves.

    Who worries about killer cows. They're sneaky that way.

    https://phys.org/news/2018-02-people...unchanged.html
    Your link Kind of says the opposite of the summary you give it: Something like usually it's cows and when it's venomous animals it's mostly bees.

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    The geese by my house don't take kindly to people invading their personal space.. .which is like 10 yards all around them. They are very much like dinosaurs.. Raptors even... not nice creatures at all... They will charge you, hiss at you, and I don't know what else since their display is quite effective at keeping people at a wide berth.

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