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USVictim didn't have permit for large, flightless bird

11:05  16 april  2019
11:05  16 april  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A large , flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea attacked and killed its owner. To obtain a mandatory permit , the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requires cassowary owners to have “substantial experience” and meet specific cage requirements, spokeswoman Karen Parker

A large , flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea killed its Florida owner when it attacked him after he fell, authorities said Saturday. The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told the Gainesville Sun that a cassowary killed the man Friday on his property near Gainesville, likely using its long claws.

Victim didn't have permit for large, flightless bird © AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File File photo- An endangered cassowary roams in the Daintree National Forest, Australia ALACHUA, Fla. — Officials say a Florida breeder who was fatally attacked by a large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea did not have a permit to own the animal.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker confirmed Monday that 75-year-old Marvin Hajos exercised an exemption in the agency's captive wildlife rules. The attacked occurred Friday near Gainesville.

The Gainesville Sun reports that a permit is normally required to possess, sell or publicly exhibit cassowaries, but breeders are exempt from the rule.

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The deadly cassowary bird is known for its sharp claws, large size, and ability to run fast. Wochit.

ALACHUA — A large , flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea attacked and killed its owner when the man fell on his farm in Florida, authorities said Saturday. The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told the�Gainesville Sun�that a cassowary killed the man Friday on the property near

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