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Murderous bird kills Florida man

Bad bird!

by Anonymousreply 979 hours ago

Give it a 🏆.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Saturday at 4:32 PM

Only in Florida.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Saturday at 4:46 PM

That bird is obviously full of rage. ANYONE could have seen this coming.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Saturday at 4:48 PM

A murder most fowl.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Saturday at 4:51 PM

Was bird high on bath salts? It's Florida, after all.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Saturday at 4:53 PM

This was his OWN bird. Yikes! Was it a pit bird?

by Anonymousreply 6Last Saturday at 5:03 PM

I don’t believe it

by Anonymousreply 7Last 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 Anonymousreply 8Last Saturday at 5:47 PM

Leave the birds alone. They're precious. The human isn't.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Saturday at 5:52 PM


by Anonymousreply 10Last Saturday at 6:12 PM

Are they not dangerous when you don't fall because you stand a chance of running away?

by Anonymousreply 11Last 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 Anonymousreply 12Last Saturday at 6:57 PM

Great, I live in Alachua County, I hope there aren't lose ones running about.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Saturday at 7:06 PM

The Cassowary

by Anonymousreply 14Last Saturday at 7:14 PM


by Anonymousreply 15Last Saturday at 7:18 PM

I would've thought an ostrich. I've never heard of this thing.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Saturday at 7:18 PM


I kind of assumed that the entire herd escaped after he died.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Saturday at 7:18 PM


by Anonymousreply 18Last Saturday at 7:27 PM

Film at eleven.

by Anonymousreply 19Last 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 Anonymousreply 20Last 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 Anonymousreply 21Last Saturday at 8:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 22Last 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 Anonymousreply 23Last Saturday at 8:55 PM

Only a good bird can stop a bad bird.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Saturday at 11:14 PM

This was a hit job, and I know who called it in.

by Anonymousreply 25Last 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 Anonymousreply 26Last 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.[20] 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.[17]

by Anonymousreply 27Last Sunday at 2:17 AM

What was the attraction in keeping one?

by Anonymousreply 28Last Sunday at 2:21 AM

R14 that's great. Do you think the two guys fucked later?

by Anonymousreply 29Last 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 Anonymousreply 30Last Sunday at 3:33 AM

Your heard should be slaughtered

by Anonymousreply 31Last Sunday at 3:47 AM

Florida Man needed to die anyway.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Sunday at 3:57 AM

Agree R20, that's obviously a dinosaur. It's terrifying.

by Anonymousreply 33Last 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 Anonymousreply 34Last 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 Anonymousreply 35Last Sunday at 4:26 AM

Big birds freak me out. Anything bigger than a robin and I get freaked out.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Sunday at 4:42 AM

Big bird stood his ground, Florida man should have fallen somewhere else

by Anonymousreply 37Last Sunday at 4:57 AM

R36 For you

by Anonymousreply 38Last Sunday at 5:33 AM


by Anonymousreply 39Last Sunday at 6:06 AM

lol, r39.

There are reasons biological species evolved in separate locations. This is exhibit "A" for one of those reasons.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Sunday at 6:32 AM

I think the bird is cute. I’d adopt him.

by Anonymousreply 41Last 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 Anonymousreply 42Last Sunday at 8:09 AM

Did he fall? Or...was he pushed?

by Anonymousreply 43Last Sunday at 8:16 AM

So you’re suggesting a bird mafia hit, Mr. Parrot?

by Anonymousreply 44Last 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 Anonymousreply 45Last Sunday at 8:31 AM

I think your the cause of all this. I think you’re evil!


by Anonymousreply 46Last Sunday at 8:34 AM

Shoo in for this year’s Darwin Award!

by Anonymousreply 47Last 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 Anonymousreply 48Last Sunday at 8:47 AM

But does the bird have a soul?

by Anonymousreply 49Last 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 Anonymousreply 50Last Sunday at 8:47 AM

[quote] What should we do about the murder bird?

Let bygones be bygones.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Sunday at 8:51 AM

Let the Crowening begin!

by Anonymousreply 52Last Sunday at 9:42 AM

R38 its neck and waddle resembles the dick and nutsack of the average DLer after vigorous cockring usage

by Anonymousreply 53Last Sunday at 12:37 PM

[quote]I asked the take my money lady

Is anyone going to teach R23 the word "cashier"?

by Anonymousreply 54Last Sunday at 12:39 PM

Was the guy a Trump supporter because that will heavily influence my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Sunday at 1:38 PM

Peckerwood pecked. Casso-unwary. Emu-gency.

by Anonymousreply 56Last 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 Anonymousreply 57Last Sunday at 2:00 PM

The one at r38 might be the reincarnation of Bette Davis.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Sunday at 2:38 PM

Never trust a bird. Remember Canuck, the crow who stole the knife from a crime scene?

by Anonymousreply 59Last Sunday at 3:03 PM

The 9 most dangerous birds:



3.Canada Geese



6.Hawks and Falcons




by Anonymousreply 60Last 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 Anonymousreply 61Last Sunday at 3:50 PM

This is like a horror movie.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Sunday at 4:01 PM

Couldn't have happened in a nicer state.

by Anonymousreply 63Last 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 Anonymousreply 64Last 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 Anonymousreply 65Last Sunday at 5:50 PM

R62 That was terrifying

by Anonymousreply 66Last Sunday at 5:55 PM

Yikes R62, that clip looks like something from Jurassic Park.

by Anonymousreply 67Last 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 Anonymousreply 68Last Sunday at 6:22 PM

This is definitely a cassowary fell. If only he hadn't fallen...

by Anonymousreply 69Last Sunday at 6:43 PM

Can we get a flock of them to terrorize Mar-a-Lago?

by Anonymousreply 70Last 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 Anonymousreply 71Last Sunday at 8:12 PM

Send a couple of cassowaries to Mar-a-Lago. Trump is spending the weekend there.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Tuesday at 11:52 AM

I saw a few of those down under. Didn’t realize my life was in danger.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Tuesday at 11:59 AM

The bird is cute and a precious not so little citizen,

by Anonymousreply 74Last Tuesday at 12:12 PM

Florida Man meets Florida Bird.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Tuesday at 12:17 PM

Only in Florida....

by Anonymousreply 76Last Tuesday at 12:20 PM

R72, see R70.

FFS it was TWO above yours. Don’t you read the fucking thread? Idiot.

by Anonymousreply 77Last 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 Anonymousreply 78Last Tuesday at 1:23 PM

I told you I was hardcore.

by Anonymousreply 79Last 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 Anonymousreply 80Last 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 Anonymousreply 81Last Tuesday at 3:47 PM

R65's video was scary AF - especially when it returned after being distracted!!!

by Anonymousreply 82Last 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 Anonymousreply 83Last Tuesday at 3:54 PM


by Anonymousreply 84Last 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 Anonymousreply 85Last Tuesday at 4:18 PM

Was the cassowary an emotional support animal?

by Anonymousreply 86Last 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 Anonymousreply 87Last Tuesday at 4:28 PM

Ah, I knew it had to be a cassowary. Those things are vicious.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Tuesday at 4:33 PM

Have yourself a cassowary xmas...

by Anonymousreply 89Last 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 Anonymousreply 90Last 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 Anonymousreply 9115 hours ago

‘...and sounded when they least expect it.’

I was talking about mammal and birds only.

by Anonymousreply 9215 hours ago

Why do DLers insist on saying Canadian goose ? It's Canada Goose now and forever and I'm unanimous in that !

by Anonymousreply 9314 hours ago

The Emu is just as bad. Those birds can jump and wound you with a lethal knifing.

by Anonymousreply 9413 hours ago

Leave it alone. The guy should have known what he was getting into and we've been destroying birds' habitat.

by Anonymousreply 9512 hours ago

I'd love to see Brian Fellow report on this. Or have a cassowary as his guest.

by Anonymousreply 9612 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

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