A Florida sheriff has reportedly launched a loss of life investigation after a big unique hen — bearing dagger-like claws — attacked and killed its 75-year-old proprietor.
Marvin Hajos bred the cassowary, an enormous flightless hen that resembles an emu, that finally killed him after he fell on his farm Friday close to Gainesville, authorities mentioned.
The San Diego Zoo name the endangered cassowary, which stands as much as 6-feet tall and has lengthy claws, the world’s most harmful hen.
Hajos’ loss of life is being investigated by Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, the Gainesville Solar studies. He was recognized Saturday.
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“Preliminary info signifies that this was a tragic accident for Mr. Hajos and his household,” division spokesperson Lt. Brett Rhodenizer informed the paper.
He mentioned the cassowary that killed Hajos “stays secured on personal property.”
The Solar reported chatting with a girl on the farm who mentioned she was Hajos’ fiancé.
“He was doing what he cherished,” she mentioned in a quick interview.
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Cassowary house owners want permits to personal the birds underneath Florida legislation, the paper reported.
To acquire a allow, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee requires cassowary house owners to have “substantial expertise” and meet particular cage necessities, spokeswoman Karen Parker informed the newspaper.
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She mentioned the fee lists the cassowary as a sort of wildlife that may “pose a hazard to folks.”