Saturday, April 13, 2019

Florida man killed by large flightless bird he owned

A 75-year-old man has been killed in Florida after he was attacked by a large flightless bird he owned. Alachua County Sheriff Department told the BBC they were called to the man's property on Friday and found the man badly wounded by a cassowary. The man, named Marvin Hajos, was taken to hospital by paramedics where he died from his injuries. Police are investigating but say initial information suggests this was a "tragic accident". It happened south of the city of Alachua in northern Florida."My understanding is that the gentleman was in the vicinity of the bird and at some point fell. When he fell, he was attacked," Deputy Chief Jeff Taylor told the Gainesville Sun newspaper...MORE

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