I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Out came up with this fantastic idea where bloggers post using consecutive letters of the alphabet for 26 days in April. It grew in numbers, and Arlee now has many helpers.
Odd deaths happen, right? It’s sort of like being at the right place at the right wrong time. My A-Z 2016 blogging journey takes us down the road of Death by Oddity. Come join me.
B = Death by BIRD
In 1926, Phillip McClean and his younger brother decided to club a Cassowary to death. A relative of the emu, the Cassowary has sharp talons and will fight back when necessary. In this case, the Cassowary kicked back at the sixteen-year-old McClean, gashing his neck. It was believed that the bird severed the boy's jugular vein. “Cassowaries are very shy, but when provoked they are capable of inflicting injuries, occasionally fatal, to dogs and people.” (Wikipedia) Source
Here birdie, birdie. Never mind.
Ever met a Cassowary? Want to meet a Cassowary?