We had a visitor to the garden today. The cats weren’t impressed as they have never seen a bird this big before and only two feet away from their just-about-to-pop-out eyes.
Photo quality is a bit lacking as the shots were taken through either glass or flyscreen.
I could have gone outside but human contact with these magnificent creatures is not good. As our local vet says, if you humanise them they end up as Mission Beach cassowaries. They will have little fear of humans and that can lead them into gardens with dogs. This doesn’t end well.
This one is just entering adulthood and has the beginnings of some colour on the nape. No sign of the wattle or casque yet.