The World's Most Dangerous Bird


Don’t try to make friends with a cassowary! The Guinness Book of World Records named it the world’s most dangerous bird.
The Cassowary lives in the rain forests of Australia and New Guinea and are actually pretty shy animals if undisturbed, but if you get to close and it thinks you’re a threat you could receive a bone-breaking kick or get sliced by its dagger-like sharp claws. During WWII, soldiers stationed in New Guinea were warned to stay away from these birds, but some of them still became victims.

Zookeepers who take care of the endangered species are in danger themselves from the threat of job-related injuries. Link -via Dark Roasted Blend

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Those birds are farking horrific. Here's a photo one of the warning signs alluded to in previous comments, captured while on a trip to Australia:

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I used to live in far north Queensland (Australia), and there are signs on the road telling you to stay away from them. A few years back a guy went for a walk and one attacked him, it killed his dog while he escaped. Dont forget - dont go in the water, crocodiles sharks and jellyfish too!
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