Yeah there are some.Is there anything in Oz that isn't poisonous?
Do you know anyone who does anything other then walk through a forest. When we walk through the forest and there's things that can eat you, having a large walking stick is wise.Forgot to mention ... running through or being in the forest where Cassowaries live has other risks like these things, that happen to prefer growing in openings in the forest canopy where someone being chased by a Cassowary might run.
There are some growing not far from my place. You might prefer to take your chances with the bird, that may just lose interest in you. Do you want some seeds?
"North Queensland road surveyor A.C. Macmillan was among the first to document the effects of a stinging tree, reporting to his boss in 1866 that his packhorse “was stung, got mad, and died within two hours”. Similar tales abound in local folklore of horses jumping in agony off cliffs and forestry workers drinking themselves silly to dull the intractable pain.
Writing to Marina in 1994, Australian ex-serviceman Cyril Bromley described falling into a stinging tree during military training on the tableland in World War II. Strapped to a hospital bed for three weeks and administered all manner of unsuccessful treatments, he was sent “as mad as a cut snake” by the pain. Cyril also told of an officer shooting himself after using a stinging-tree leaf for “toilet purposes”."
Note the girl lying on the sand at the beach, and the girl turning her back on the bird.I only watched it once and not going to do it again, but from memory ...
It said to run into the open and the bird will not follow. Yeah right. You have to turn your back on it to do that. The bird can run faster than most people and if you trip it could make things worse.
It said to bring fruit! Yeah right! Just how much fruit? What happens when it wants more? Best not to have any food on or near you.
Best to never take you eye off it, back away slowly and find a big stick to make you look bigger and taller.
We don't like living anywhere near cities. We live in the country, right on the edge of the woods and all manner of wild animals from bear to cougar to raccoons to badger traverse the old road on the south side of our property. We respect them and keep our distance and expect them to do the same. Occasionally a bear will try and suckle from a hummingbird feeder, or a coyote will try to take a cat or small dog for a meal, or a racoon will try and drown a goose in the pond - but if they try the later, we sick a dog on them, if that doesn't work or they prove problematic, my wife will put a large dog on them and scare them off. If they kill one of our domesticated animals, my wife or one of the neighbors will track them down and put them down. I just don't want them killing coyotes, because coyotes respond to killings in their pack to breeding massively, and increasing their pack size.Seriously. Stay safe, stay in the city.
I wonder if one took 100,000 people from an Australian city and set them loose wandering in a northern rain forest, how many would be in ER by the end of the day?
Do you know anyone who does anything other then walk through a forest. When we walk through the forest and there's things that can eat you, having a large walking stick is wise.
Does it matter - do you think the video should be taken down? Do you think people take advice from this video, if they, like you and MId obviously, and fellow Aussies know better?Yes I do know people who run through forests. Sports runners, kids playing and trail bike and horse riders ... people taking advice from videos and running from Cassowaries.
But you still refuse to conceed that the video is irresponsible.
Does it matter - do you think the video should be taken down? Do you think people take advice from this video, if they, like you and MId obviously, and fellow Aussies know better?
Perhaps you should petition Youtube to take it down?