Murderous bird kills Florida man
|by Anonymous||reply 97||9 hours ago|
Give it a 🏆.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Saturday at 4:32 PM|
Only in Florida.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Saturday at 4:46 PM|
That bird is obviously full of rage. ANYONE could have seen this coming.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Saturday at 4:48 PM|
A murder most fowl.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Saturday at 4:51 PM|
Was bird high on bath salts? It's Florida, after all.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Saturday at 4:53 PM|
This was his OWN bird. Yikes! Was it a pit bird?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Saturday at 5:03 PM|
I don’t believe it
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Saturday at 5:05 PM|
I saw one once in an Australian zoo. You can tell by their eyes that they have a bad attitude.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Saturday at 5:47 PM|
Leave the birds alone. They're precious. The human isn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Saturday at 5:52 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Saturday at 6:12 PM|
Are they not dangerous when you don't fall because you stand a chance of running away?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Saturday at 6:21 PM|
[quote]A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea killed its Florida owner when it attacked him after he fell, authorities said Saturday...The San Diego Zoo's website calls cassowaries the world's most dangerous bird with a four-inch, dagger-like claw on each foot. 'The cassowary can slice open any predator or potential threat with a single swift kick...To get the mandatory permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requires cassowary owners to have 'substantial experience' and meet specific cage requirements, spokeswoman Karen Parker told the newspaper.
Seems to me that everything is operating as nature intended.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Saturday at 6:57 PM|
Great, I live in Alachua County, I hope there aren't lose ones running about.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Saturday at 7:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Saturday at 7:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Saturday at 7:18 PM|
I would've thought an ostrich. I've never heard of this thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Saturday at 7:18 PM|
I kind of assumed that the entire herd escaped after he died.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Saturday at 7:18 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Saturday at 7:27 PM|
Film at eleven.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Saturday at 8:08 PM|
It’s basically a velociraptor. And we know how the whole “let’s bring back dinosaurs” thing works out....
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Saturday at 8:15 PM|
It is a wild bird with wild instincts. When the guy fell, it may have startled the bird and instincts took over.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Saturday at 8:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Saturday at 8:45 PM|
[quote] murderous bird
Redundant. Birds are fucking evil. I've seen birds do things too grotesque for horror movies.
But today I encountered a giant, lonesome, ailing duck in a parking lot and tried to save its life. It was suicidally wandering and slumping down into the path of oncoming cars. I called a half dozen animal rescue places and NONE OF THEM ANSWERED. Eventually, I called the Sheriff and the copceptionist tried to tell me it was probably nesting. Bitch, that bird is not nesting on the asphalt in front of a shuttered Toys R Us. Later, I had to get food for my cat because she eats every day and I asked the take my money lady if she knew anybody who might be able to help the woozy hobo duck and we got to talking and based on my description of it she thought it was some weird mutant hybrid duck because "people do that".
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Saturday at 8:55 PM|
Only a good bird can stop a bad bird.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Saturday at 11:14 PM|
This was a hit job, and I know who called it in.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Saturday at 11:18 PM|
Most Australian wildlife is surly and doesn’t wanna be your friend. And cassowaries are the worst - freaking huge, dinosaur survivors - and they shouldn’t be kept except maybe in large wildlife reserves, with animal handlers who are professionals and know what they are doing. But everyone thinks they know better... blah!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Sunday at 2:11 AM|
[quote] Are they not dangerous when you don't fall because you stand a chance of running away?
According to Wikipedia, they can run up to 30 miles per hour.
[quote] Cassowaries have three-toed feet with sharp claws. The second toe, the inner one in the medial position, sports a dagger-like claw that can be 125 mm (5 in) long. This claw is particularly fearsome since cassowaries sometimes kick humans and animals with their enormously powerful legs. Additionally, this claw is tipped in a lethal poison, unique to the Cassowary. Cassowaries can run at up to 50 km/h (30 mph) through the dense forest and can jump up to 1.5 m (5 ft). They are good swimmers, crossing wide rivers and swimming in the sea.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Sunday at 2:17 AM|
What was the attraction in keeping one?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Sunday at 2:21 AM|
R14 that's great. Do you think the two guys fucked later?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Sunday at 2:23 AM|
Like the python "pet" owners who kept useless Pythons until they became annoying then released them to wreck a gorgeous ecosystem. His heard should be slaughtered, now. Sociopaths don't need such monsters as garden decoration.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Sunday at 3:33 AM|
Your heard should be slaughtered
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Sunday at 3:47 AM|
Florida Man needed to die anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Sunday at 3:57 AM|
Agree R20, that's obviously a dinosaur. It's terrifying.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Sunday at 3:59 AM|
R27: Their claws are tipped with poison, too? Fuck that! He should have left that shit in Australia where it belongs.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Sunday at 4:09 AM|
[quote]I hope there aren't lose ones running about.
Congrats on reversing one of the most prevalent word misuses on the internet.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Sunday at 4:26 AM|
Big birds freak me out. Anything bigger than a robin and I get freaked out.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Sunday at 4:42 AM|
Big bird stood his ground, Florida man should have fallen somewhere else
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Sunday at 4:57 AM|
R36 For you
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Sunday at 5:33 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Sunday at 6:06 AM|
There are reasons biological species evolved in separate locations. This is exhibit "A" for one of those reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Sunday at 6:32 AM|
I think the bird is cute. I’d adopt him.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Sunday at 7:53 AM|
R41, I have some sunglasses and a tutu all picked out for that little featherbaby. He'd probably just lick you to death. So cute. #AdoptDontShop
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Sunday at 8:09 AM|
Did he fall? Or...was he pushed?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Sunday at 8:16 AM|
So you’re suggesting a bird mafia hit, Mr. Parrot?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Sunday at 8:27 AM|
I saw one of these when I was in Queensland, they are huge frightening things, I can't believe that Americans keep them as pets.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Sunday at 8:31 AM|
I think your the cause of all this. I think you’re evil!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Sunday at 8:34 AM|
Shoo in for this year’s Darwin Award!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Sunday at 8:45 AM|
[quote] I can't believe that Americans keep them as pets.
Americans don't. Psycho Floridians do. I don't even think most states would allow someone to own such an animal.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Sunday at 8:47 AM|
But does the bird have a soul?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Sunday at 8:47 AM|
Let's each of us sponsor such birds and populae FLoride with a view to culling it's human population.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Sunday at 8:47 AM|
[quote] What should we do about the murder bird?
Let bygones be bygones.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last Sunday at 8:51 AM|
Let the Crowening begin!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Sunday at 9:42 AM|
R38 its neck and waddle resembles the dick and nutsack of the average DLer after vigorous cockring usage
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Sunday at 12:37 PM|
[quote]I asked the take my money lady
Is anyone going to teach R23 the word "cashier"?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Sunday at 12:39 PM|
Was the guy a Trump supporter because that will heavily influence my opinion.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Sunday at 1:38 PM|
Peckerwood pecked. Casso-unwary. Emu-gency.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Sunday at 1:54 PM|
Every time I see or hear the word "murderous," in my head, I always finish it with "fatty on the lam."
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Sunday at 2:00 PM|
The one at r38 might be the reincarnation of Bette Davis.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Sunday at 2:38 PM|
Never trust a bird. Remember Canuck, the crow who stole the knife from a crime scene?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last Sunday at 3:03 PM|
The 9 most dangerous birds:
6.Hawks and Falcons
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Sunday at 3:19 PM|
I think you might take the rest of the day and go home and, uh, well... take care of yourself, Cassie.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Sunday at 3:50 PM|
This is like a horror movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Sunday at 4:01 PM|
Couldn't have happened in a nicer state.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||Last Sunday at 4:02 PM|
I'm surprised to see Canada Geese on the list at R60. They are big, and of course a parent would do whatever it considered necessary to protect its babies (which is true of all creatures) -- but they're not aggressive by nature. There are lots of them all over parks and schoolyards and golf courses in my city, and they're very used to people and bikes and cars and dogs -- I've seen them defend goslings by running toward someone who got too close (neck outstretched, hissing), but the intruder has always stopped and I've never seen a goose proceed after that, or actually attack. I've walked up to a group of goslings and the adults do pay attention, but I move slowly and stop at a distance that seems comfortable for them. I love watching them in the spring when the babies are born, both parents herding them around in long caravans -- fascinating, beautiful creatures.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||Last Sunday at 5:35 PM|
I'm surprised swans weren't on that list. My grandmother used to tell us horror stories about them. Stories about children's and old ladies' fingers being bitten off, and EATEN!
She also said said many old villages would use swans instead of ducks in their ponds because swans tasted horrible, unlike ducks, and all that duck fat, that residents felt they were entitled to. In one instance, a town mayor was found to be the main recipient of the free roasting fowl.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||Last Sunday at 5:50 PM|
R62 That was terrifying
|by Anonymous||reply 66||Last Sunday at 5:55 PM|
Yikes R62, that clip looks like something from Jurassic Park.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||Last Sunday at 6:02 PM|
I'm with you, R65, swans can be extremely aggressive and territorial. An adult mute swan can injure you pretty badly. BTDT, when working with injured waterfowl. We had to use baffle boards to protect us when working around the bigger geese and swans.
I worked with rheas for over 10 years and found them pretty placid and very easy to work with, like emus. Ostrich are pretty dangerous, and cassowaries the worst.
This guy may have been an experienced bird breeder (questionable though, it's not smart to run chickens in with your exotic birds), but he was an accident waiting to happen if he was in a pen with a cassowary with no backup or protection.
The bird was being a normal cassowary, what would be the point of euthanasia if the owner took unnecessary risks? I vote for the bird!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Sunday at 6:22 PM|
This is definitely a cassowary fell. If only he hadn't fallen...
|by Anonymous||reply 69||Last Sunday at 6:43 PM|
Can we get a flock of them to terrorize Mar-a-Lago?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Sunday at 6:48 PM|
I once had an encounter with ostrich - a zoo or something - and it just stared at me in a way that made me realize I had to leave. Even though I knew it couldn't reach me.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||Last Sunday at 8:12 PM|
Send a couple of cassowaries to Mar-a-Lago. Trump is spending the weekend there.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||Last Tuesday at 11:52 AM|
I saw a few of those down under. Didn’t realize my life was in danger.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Last Tuesday at 11:59 AM|
The bird is cute and a precious not so little citizen,
|by Anonymous||reply 74||Last Tuesday at 12:12 PM|
Florida Man meets Florida Bird.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||Last Tuesday at 12:17 PM|
Only in Florida....
|by Anonymous||reply 76||Last Tuesday at 12:20 PM|
R72, see R70.
FFS it was TWO above yours. Don’t you read the fucking thread? Idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||Last Tuesday at 12:27 PM|
Saw video of some guys walking on the beach and the fucking bird confronts they. That damned thing looks like something out of a Jurassic Park movie. It is beautiful in a very terrifying way, and the legs and feet are murderously strong.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||Last Tuesday at 1:23 PM|
I told you I was hardcore.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||Last Tuesday at 1:52 PM|
[quote]Saw video of some guys walking on the beach and the fucking bird confronts the[m].
Wait, so these things are flying around Florida? I thought they were only in zoos and shit.
Fuck that! I don’t even like those geese from up north.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||Last Tuesday at 2:31 PM|
I think the video was of some beach in Australia or NEw Zealand. Not sure. But not Florida. The guy who got killed was keeping one as a pet.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||Last Tuesday at 3:47 PM|
R65's video was scary AF - especially when it returned after being distracted!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||Last Tuesday at 3:53 PM|
[quote] I don’t even like those geese from up north.
You're wrong about Canada Geese, R80. They're big, but otherwise nothing like Cassowaries.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||Last Tuesday at 3:54 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 84||Last Tuesday at 4:13 PM|
How does a Canadian Goose rank higher on the danger scale than an Owl, Eagle, Hawk, or any large predator bird?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||Last Tuesday at 4:18 PM|
Was the cassowary an emotional support animal?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||Last Tuesday at 4:23 PM|
[quote]How does a Canadian Goose rank higher on the danger scale than an Owl, Eagle, Hawk, or any large predator bird?
It might be because Canadian Geese tend to share the same public spaces as humans. Raptors on the other hand tend to perch upon high and carefully select their prey on the ground. Whenever I've seen hawks they're usually hanging on lampposts and the owls just hoot and keep to themselves in trees.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||Last Tuesday at 4:28 PM|
Ah, I knew it had to be a cassowary. Those things are vicious.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||Last Tuesday at 4:33 PM|
Have yourself a cassowary xmas...
|by Anonymous||reply 89||Last Tuesday at 5:11 PM|
I have never heard of those things before. They don't even look real. But they a re scary as hell,and I can see how they would just slice someone open with their talons. That beak looks pretty dangerous too. I guess if it really did come after you there's no way you could outrun it.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||Last Tuesday at 6:28 PM|
The best thing you can do with any animal, cassowary for example, is to make a very loud noise unfamiliar to them sounded when they least expected. They do not like to be frightened by anything unpleasantly loud or unexpected and will retreat from you.
If you’re camping in grizzly bear territory bang a metal pot with a big metal spoon to scare off bears in North America and scream like a banshee. In cassowary country I’d suggest keeping an air horn or two at hand. Just stop in your tracks, turn around to face the cassowary and use the air horn.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||15 hours ago|
‘...and sounded when they least expect it.’
I was talking about mammal and birds only.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||15 hours ago|
Why do DLers insist on saying Canadian goose ? It's Canada Goose now and forever and I'm unanimous in that !
|by Anonymous||reply 93||14 hours ago|
The Emu is just as bad. Those birds can jump and wound you with a lethal knifing.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||13 hours ago|
Leave it alone. The guy should have known what he was getting into and we've been destroying birds' habitat.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12 hours ago|
I'd love to see Brian Fellow report on this. Or have a cassowary as his guest.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12 hours ago|
𝐀𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐄𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐨𝐰𝐥 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲.
'Old-school copper', 52, died after a pheasant smashed into his 'upper chest or throat' as he rode his motorbike home from work at 83mph, inquest hears
An off-duty police officer died after a pheasant hit his 'upper chest or throat' as he rode his motorbike home from work at 83 miles per hour, an inquest heard.
PC Kevin Flint, 52, was driving his green Triumph Trophy at around 4pm on January 15 when two pheasants flew across the road, Hertfordshire Coroner's Court heard.
A pheasant hit him in the 'upper chest or throat' and PC Flint lost control of his motorbike and hit a recovery vehicle in a lay-by on the A41 between the Chesham and Tring junctions in Hertfordshire, as reported by the BBC.
Deputy coroner Graham Danbury concluded PC Flint died in a road traffic crash.
He said: 'He was travelling on the road and something completely unpredictable happened with the consequence that he lost control of his machine and consequently went across to the lay-by and struck a hard unforgiving object.'
A post-mortem examination found the officer, who had been with the force for 27 years, had no drugs or alcohol in his system.
Mr Danbury, also said the speed PC Flint was going at was not a factor in his death.
PC Flint was a neighbourhood officer based at Chesham with Thames Valley Police and was a much loved father of two, Rachael and Nathan.
He lived with his partner in Tring, and was a lifelong, passionate, highly experienced motorcyclist.
In a tribute to her partner, Lynn McGill said: 'His passion was to be with the local community where he could work face-to-face talking to the public and making a positive difference in people's lives.'
His brother Derek said: 'He was an old school copper. He was a real people person.'
Ambushing the police now. They are becoming more brazen
|by Anonymous||reply 97||9 hours ago|