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Auction includes killer cassowary

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  1. gatorjjh

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    Auction includes cassowary that killed Alachua County man
    By Andrew Caplan
    Posted Apr 22, 2019 at 5:58 PM Updated Apr 22, 2019 at 9:44 PM
    Dozens of exotic animals up for sale from estate of Marvin Hajos
    The cassowary that killed an Alachua County man nearly two weeks ago is up for auction, along with 100 other exotic animals from the man’s personal collection.

    Earlier this month, The Sun first reported that Marvin Hajos, 75, had been killed by his pet cassowary at his farm near Alachua. News of his death traveled worldwide and spurred discussion of the dangers of keeping such animals in captivity.

    Now, the flightless bird, along with other vulnerable and endangered species, is being auctioned as one of Hajos’ last wishes, according to Gulf Coast Livestock Auction.

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