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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

A worker at the Los Angeles Zoo told me of a long-gone cassowary exhibit which used a moat of water to keep the birds enclosed, but whoops, the bastards could swim!
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Based on the full-body pictures on the linked site, cassowaries look somewhat like walking ottomans to me (making that mid-air action shot all the more glorious) ... death by angry ottoman has just GOT to be one of the most embarrassing ways to go, ever ...
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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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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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