Some sparrows may be the dumbest birds in history or the ugliest birds, but that doesn’t stop them from being dangerous criminals. Thirsty for revenge because they are bullied, some have no qualms about taking the lives of humans who dare to look them in the eye for more than three seconds. Even if it must be admitted that some humans do not hesitate, either, to shoot birds with rifles during their Sunday hunting session. Still, you are right to change sidewalks when you come across a pigeon. You can never be too careful.
1. A man was killed by his cassowary in Florida
In 2019, a 75-year-old man was killed by his own cassowary while feeding the animal in his enclosure. He would then have fallen and the bird (the most dangerous in the world) would have taken the opportunity to kill him with his 10 cm claws on his feet. Moral of the story: never adopt a cassowary, that’s it.
2. A 5-month-old baby died from a magpie attack.
In 2021, while walking with Mia, her 5-month-old baby, in Holland Park West in Brisbane, an Australian woman was attacked by a magpie. While trying to save herself, the mother tripped and fell to the ground as she carried her daughter in her arms. In his fall, the child was injured in the head and ultimately did not survive this tragedy. Before this accident, park managers had already tried to reduce the number of magpies present, whose attacks were frequent.
3. An 81-year-old man died while walking into an ostrich enclosure.
Scared to death of ostriches, Fred Parker was found killed by one of these birds in June 1999. While feeding the ostriches on his daughter’s farm, raised for their meat and skin , he would have entered the enclosure of one of the animals. The ostrich, sensing its territory threatened, would then have trampled on Fred Parker, breaking his neck. We are really on one of the worst animal species in the world, yes.
4. A little boy died in Ethiopia following the attack of a martial eagle
In 2019, a martial eagle caused panic in an Ethiopian town. The raptor used to frequently attack children. One day he ended up injuring two and killing one by scratching and biting him to death.
5. Australian woman died after being attacked by her rooster
In 2019, while collecting eggs from her farm’s chicken coop, a 76-year-old Australian woman was attacked by her pet rooster. He indeed bit her to death because her beak punctured a varicose vein which caused internal bleeding. The old lady eventually died of her injury before firefighters arrived. Like what, even an animal as bad as a rooster can be a cold-blooded murderer.
6. A biker died after hitting a turkey
In April 2019, a 70-year-old biker died after being hit in the chest by a flying turkey. The group of birds was crossing the road as the motorcyclist arrived and the collision caused the driver to lose control of his motorcycle which hit the post of a guardrail, severing the sixty-something’s knee. The man eventually died of his injuries. It’s still really sad to die hit by a turkey.
7. An Indian was killed by his gamecock
In February 2021, a 45-year-old Indian named Thanugula Satish died after being planted by his rooster. The bird was indeed armed with a 7 centimeter knife, because it was about to play an illegal fight against another gamecock. The blade impaled the owner’s groin as the rooster attempted to flee the duel. In January 2020, another man lost his life after having his throat slit by the blade of his gamecock.
8. A pigeon fancier died because of the droppings of his pigeons
In 2010 Bill Brailsford died at the age of 91 due to his passion for pigeon breeding, aka pigeon racing. Suffering from a lung disorder due to repeated exposure to toxic dust created by bird droppings, he died of extrinsic allergic alveolitis. And there must have been some, droppings, since Bill Brailsford had over 170 pigeons living in his house.
9. The playwright Aeschylus is said to have died because of a bird
Yes, even the stars of the past are entitled to their moderately stylish death. The playwright Aeschylus, who died in Gela in 456 BC, is said to have died when a turtle was hit on the head, thrown by a bird of prey who confused his skull with a large pebble intended to smash the turtle’s shell. 10/10 for this legend that I really want to believe.