'World's Most Dangerous Bird' Kills Florida Man on His Farm

'World's Most Dangerous Bird' Kills Florida Man on His Farm

A large, flightless bird killed its owner when it attacked him after he fell, authorities in Florida have said. The victim was apparently breeding the birds, state wildlife officials said.

The bird was reportedly being kept at the property as a pet.

According to The Associated Press, the Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told The Gainesville Sun that a cassowary killed the man Friday on land near Gainesville, likely using its exceedingly long claws.

Speaking to local media, Deputy Chief Jeff Taylor said: "It looks like it was accidental".

Lieutenant Brett Rhodenizer with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office says at this time, it seems the attack was "a tragic accident".

They have black body feathers and bright blue heads and necks.

Wildlife officials did not answer phone calls late Saturday and it could not be learned what happened to the bird.

Marvin Hajos died from injuries suffered in the weird attack by a cassowary, a flightless fowl with knife-like claws that can stand up to 6 feet tall and weigh more than 100 pounds, according to officials.

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The birds can run at speeds of up to 50 kilometres an hour.

The bird's owner, Marvin Hajos - who is 75, according to CNN affiliate WCJB - made the initial call to 911 Friday about 10 a.m. ET.

Cassowaries are eaten in parts of New Guinea.

"The cassowary can slice open any predator or potential threat with a single swift kick", the website says.

Cassowaries are eaten in parts of Papua New Guinea but in the U.S. but are sought after by collectors of exotic birds.

The southern cassowary is considered endangered under Australia law and "vulnerable" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.

"We are working in our investigation to confirm this was in fact a tragic accident for a man and his family".

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