from The Guardian:
It looks like it was accidental. My understanding is that the gentleman was in the vicinity of the bird and at some point fell. When he fell, he was attacked, the deputy chief, Jeff Taylor, told the newspaper.
Cassowaries are similar to emus. They can be up to 2 meters (6ft) tall and weigh up to 60kg (130lb), with black body feathers and bright blue heads and necks.
The San Diego zoos website calls cassowaries the worlds most dangerous bird with a 10cm dagger-like claw on each foot.
The cassowary can slice open any predator or potential threat with a single swift kick. Powerful legs help the cassowary run up to 31 miles per hour (50km/h) through the dense forest underbrush, the website says.
The Gainesville Sun says the man was breeding them, but for what purpose we can only imagine.
Yes, my Homeboy Florida Man strikes again...
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