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World’s ‘most dangerous bird’ kills owner

Natalie Peters & Edwina Bartholomew
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A man has died after being attacked by his pet cassowary in Florida.

The Florida man was attacked by the cassowary after he accidentally fell down near the bird.

He later died in hospital from his injuries.

The large, flightless bird is native to Australia and Papua New Guinea, and is labelled the world’s most dangerous bird because of its huge 10cm claws.

But Dan Rumsey, head keeper at the Australian Reptile Park, says the bird gets a bad rap.

“It’s a bit of a harsh term for such an amazing bird.

“Being killed by a cassowary is so rare, you’re talking about two deaths in a hundred years. If you compare that to other animals or car accidents it’s minuscule.”

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Natalie Peters & Edwina Bartholomew
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