A Florida sheriff has reportedly instituted a death investigation after a large exotic bird carrying dagger-like claws attacked and killed its 75-year-old owner.
Marvin Hajos bred the Cassowary, a giant flightless bird That resembles an Emu who killed him on Friday after his fall on his farm near Gainesville.
The San Diego Zoo calls the endangered cassowary, which is up to 6 feet tall, and most claws in the world have dangerous birds.
The death of Hajos is being investigated by Alachua Sheriff Sadie Darnell, reports Gainesville Sun. He was identified on Saturday.
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"Initial information indicates that this was a tragic accident for Mr. Hajos and his family." Brett Rhodenizer told the newspaper.
He said the Kasowar, who had killed Hajos, "remains private property."
The sun reported that she had talked to a woman on the farm who claimed to be Hajo's fiancé.
did what he loved, "she said in a short interview.
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Cassowary owners need a permit to take the birds to Florida Right to own, the newspaper reported
In order to obtain a permit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requires casualty holders to have "considerable experience" and to meet certain cage requirements, spokeswoman Karen Parker told the newspaper. 19659003] CLICK HERE TO FOX NEWS APP  She said the commission lists the cassowary as a species of wildlife that "can pose a danger to humans."