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Old 14 April 2019, 12:19
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A cassowary attacks and kills Florida man

The description of the bird makes me think itís a direct descendant of the velociraptor. And of course, Florida.

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(CNN) ó A cassowary, a giant bird with long claws on each foot, killed its owner after he fell in the backyard of his Gainesville, Florida, home, officials told CNN.

The bird's owner, Marvin Hajos -- who is 75, according to CNN affiliate WCJB -- made the initial call to 911 Friday about 10 a.m. ET. A second call came from another person at the scene who reported a medical emergency involving a large bird, said Lt. Joshua Crews of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
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Old 14 April 2019, 14:09
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Thats a shitty way to go.
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Old 14 April 2019, 14:36
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Is this FB? MSN? AOL? I know it is the lounge but, c'mon man.
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Old 14 April 2019, 14:52
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OMG, avianicide is no laughing matter , people! I had a dream I was being rescued off a mountain in a CH-46 with a Billy Pugh net and we flew into a flock of sand hill cranes!
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Old 15 April 2019, 08:39
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Thats a shitty way to go.
Great bar story if there's an afterlife though.

"How'd you go?"

"Car wreck. You?"

"Fucking Cassowary"

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Old 15 April 2019, 11:39
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They are a big and intimidating bird.
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Old 15 April 2019, 12:01
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I'm sure being 75 didn't help.
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Old 15 April 2019, 12:07
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Have you ever seen one??!! They have a freakin bone growing out of thee head!!
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Old 15 April 2019, 14:04
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"Florida Man" is a common headline because of the sunshine laws in that state. I went to Google and typed in florida man and it came back with 141,000,000 results for news.

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Old 15 April 2019, 14:25
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Old 15 April 2019, 14:37
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IT"s local News story from Justaclerk South Flordia
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Old 16 April 2019, 08:40
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Old 19 April 2019, 07:05
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We've got them running wild in the jungle here in Papua. Even though the company has built a modern town in the lowlands (paved streets, sidewalks, UG electric, etc.) you still occasionally see Cassowaries pop out of the jungle & cruise out in the open along the roads, etc. We always give them a wide berth if on foot.
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Old 19 April 2019, 07:44
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Are they good eat'n? Like chicken or T-bird? If they're better than possum, put a few of those hateful fuckers on the ground and fire up the grill, go all out Hank Jr. rowdy friends-style, we got a murdering bird in the grass, beer on ice...flip flops and socks, straw hats. banjo music, and cherry ice cream.

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Old 19 April 2019, 07:48
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I had Ostrich once.....thought the meat would be like turkey but it actually was like a steak. Same color/texture
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Old 19 April 2019, 07:55
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I had a buddy that raised Emus for awhile. Not sure about the cassowary, but an ostrich or emu can only kick frontwards. As long as you stayed behind them you were good, but they could kick the fuck out of you frontwards. We used to have some fun giant bird rodeos when it was time to take them to market.
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Old 19 April 2019, 07:58
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I had a buddy that raised Emus for awhile. Not sure about the cassowary, but an ostrich or emu can only kick frontwards. As long as you stayed behind them you were good, but they could kick the fuck out of you frontwards. We used to have some fun giant bird rodeos when it was time to take them to market.
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Old 19 April 2019, 13:16
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Had some friends that raised ostrich, they would bring an ostrich egg over sometime that we had for breakfast, only took one egg to feed six individuals
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Old 19 April 2019, 23:37
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Someone in Assland, er, I mean Ashland, VA keeps Emus. Those stupid things are always getting lose and running around freaking out the old ladies.....
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Old 20 April 2019, 00:55
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