The Worst Way To Die In The Wild Is To Be The Victim Of A Cassowary Attack

Death In The Wild

Death In The Wild

At the risk of making everybody's day unnecessarily morbid, let's remember that there are many ways in which a person can die. Most of them are cancer.

But on the plus side, there are many people who die as a result of an attack by a wild animal. Most of those which are reported on TV appear to be a plot against sharks. Crocodiles certainly get a bad reputation too. So, while we're in the same part of the world as both of those things are occasionally likely to happen, let's also mention a less probable, but perhaps worse fate; a cassowary attack!

A What-owarry?

A What-owarry?

Although highly unlikely, being killed by a cassowary must be among the worst ways you could possibly die in the wild - if not the absolute worst.

This black and blue nightmare is widely regarded as the most dangerous bird on Earth and hangs out in Northeastern Australia (as if they don't already have enough scary shit) and Papua New Guinea.

It sort of looks like an ostrich (not to be confused with the emu) and can run at over 31mph.

Kick, Talons, and Speed

Kick, Talons, and Speed

However, it's not its running speed that is the scariest thing about the bird. I mean, it will help it catch you when it likes the way you smell, but perhaps it's the kicking ability coupled with those 5-inch long blade-like talons it has on its feet that should have us shitting bricks if we ever encounter one in the wild! 

 

A Reserved Killer

A Reserved Killer

If there is a respite to this apparent madness it is that the cassowary is, for the most part, a shy animal that will avoid meeting up with people if at all possible. For this reason, I guess it isn't quite the scary prospect that the aforementioned shark or crocodile is. However, if it does feel threatened - then you're pretty much done for.

This video might explain a thing or two...

The Worst Way To Die In The Wild?

The Worst Way To Die In The Wild?

Okay, so it remains highly unlikely that you will be killed by a cassowary (especially if you don't plan on a trip to Australia or Papua New Guinea any time soon) but we didn't say that it was the way you were most likely to die in the wild - we merely suggested that in the unlikely event, it would be a great candidate for the worst way to die in the wild.

Check out the video and see what you think.