A large, flightless bird killed its owner when it attacked him after he fell.

12 days ago

Alachua news, Florida news.

A large, flightless bird from Australia and New Guinea killed his Florida owner when he attacked him after his fall. The name of the victim has not been published.

The Alachua County Fire Rescue Service informed the Gainesville Sun that a cassowary was killed Friday on its property near Gainesville.

The casoars are similar to emus and measure up to 1.8 meters tall and weigh up to 59 kilograms. The San Diego Zoo website calls them the most dangerous bird in the world with a 4-inch (10 cm) dagger-shaped claw that can cut men or predators.

They have black feathers on their bodies and bright blue heads and necks.