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12th Nov '16 12:37:24 PM nombretomado
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* An ostrich once nearly killed JohnnyCash by gutting him with a kick (he was running a farm of them at the time).

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* An ostrich once nearly killed JohnnyCash Music/JohnnyCash by gutting him with a kick (he was running a farm of them at the time).
11th Nov '16 9:26:49 AM DeltaDart
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[[caption-width-right:350:Nature re-establishes the pecking order.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Nature re-establishes the [[IncrediblyLamePun pecking order.order]].]]
2nd Nov '16 3:14:47 PM Morgenthaler
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** Another SpeculativeDocumentary, ''TheFutureIsWild'', had a deadly flightless caracara called the Carakiller, an obvious [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phorusrhacid Phorusrhacid]] {{Expy}}. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the narrator.

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** Another SpeculativeDocumentary, ''TheFutureIsWild'', ''Franchise/TheFutureIsWild'', had a deadly flightless caracara called the Carakiller, an obvious [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phorusrhacid Phorusrhacid]] {{Expy}}. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the narrator.
25th Oct '16 4:48:09 PM Morgenthaler
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Monstrous birds aren't that ridiculous, if you think about it. After all, they're the dinosaurs that ''[[BadAss survived]]''. As mentioned above, even the cutest birds have pointy beaks and claws, and some birds (such as starlings) fly in flocks of thousands, making them seem like [[HordeOfAlienLocusts hordes of]] [[JustForPun avian]] [[HordeOfAlienLocusts locusts]]. Many of them are voracious predators, and airborne to boot - just imagine if they were [[GiantFlyer big enough]] to swoop down on ''humans'' and carry them off. (It might be worth noting that the extinct [[GiantFlyer Haast's eagle]] could have occasionally preyed on humans, although it wouldn't have been able to carry them. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Teratorn giant teratorn]] could theoretically have carried off a person weighing up to approximately 95 kg/200 lbs, had humans actually been around when it was alive.) One should not forget the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phorusrhacidae TERROR BIRDS]], that once roamed (and likely terrorized) the earth.

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Monstrous birds aren't that ridiculous, if you think about it. After all, they're the dinosaurs that ''[[BadAss survived]]''.''survived''. As mentioned above, even the cutest birds have pointy beaks and claws, and some birds (such as starlings) fly in flocks of thousands, making them seem like [[HordeOfAlienLocusts hordes of]] [[JustForPun avian]] [[HordeOfAlienLocusts locusts]]. Many of them are voracious predators, and airborne to boot - just imagine if they were [[GiantFlyer big enough]] to swoop down on ''humans'' and carry them off. (It might be worth noting that the extinct [[GiantFlyer Haast's eagle]] could have occasionally preyed on humans, although it wouldn't have been able to carry them. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Teratorn giant teratorn]] could theoretically have carried off a person weighing up to approximately 95 kg/200 lbs, had humans actually been around when it was alive.) One should not forget the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phorusrhacidae TERROR BIRDS]], that once roamed (and likely terrorized) the earth.



* A [[UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife Wedge-Tailed Eagle]] snatched a kangaroo joey that was being [[PetTheDog taken care of by a police officer]] in [[TheWildWest Burringurrah]], [[ThirstyDesert a remote]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Aboriginal]] settlement in [[UsefulNotes/AustralianStatesAndTerritories Western Australia]]. [[http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/massive-eagle-snatched-australian-police-officers-adopted-kangaroo--so-he-snatched-it-back-20160503-goli6r.html How did he respond]]? [[BadAss He chased down the eagle to retrieve the joey]], finding that the [[IronWoobie not-yet-dead joey]] was had suffered [[BloodierAndGorier severe wounds by multiple eagles]]. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Then he took the joey back to the police station to perform first aid on it and nurse it back to health]].

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* A [[UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife Wedge-Tailed Eagle]] snatched a kangaroo joey that was being [[PetTheDog taken care of by a police officer]] in [[TheWildWest Burringurrah]], [[ThirstyDesert a remote]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Aboriginal]] settlement in [[UsefulNotes/AustralianStatesAndTerritories Western Australia]]. [[http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/massive-eagle-snatched-australian-police-officers-adopted-kangaroo--so-he-snatched-it-back-20160503-goli6r.html How did he respond]]? [[BadAss He chased down the eagle to retrieve the joey]], joey, finding that the [[IronWoobie not-yet-dead joey]] was had suffered [[BloodierAndGorier severe wounds by multiple eagles]]. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Then he took the joey back to the police station to perform first aid on it and nurse it back to health]].
11th Oct '16 5:47:03 PM MagnusForce
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** Although among the lesser of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demonkind]], Vrocks (or Type 1 Demons in early editions) are a literal example.
22nd Sep '16 9:10:14 PM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCrunchBird'': A bird with a beak full of huge sharp teeth that can chew up anything on command.
22nd Sep '16 3:15:34 PM schoi30
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* The European honey buzzard is this to hornets and wasps. Its coat of feathers are specialized for defense against stingers, allowing the birds to rip into nests and devour the larvae while the insects can only defenselessly watch. This bird just happens to be the ''only'' natural predator of the much dreaded Asian giant hornet.

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* The European honey buzzard is this to hornets and wasps. Its coat of feathers are specialized for defense against stingers, allowing the birds to rip into nests and devour the larvae while the insects can only defenselessly watch. This bird just happens to be the ''only'' natural predator of the much dreaded Asian giant hornet. Basically, it's the avian version of the honey badger.
22nd Sep '16 3:14:11 PM schoi30
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* The European honey buzzard is this to hornets and wasps. Its coat of feathers are specialized for defense against stingers, allowing the birds to rip into nests and devour the larvae while the insects can only defenselessly watch. This bird just happens to be the ''only'' natural predator of the much dreaded Asian giant hornet.
21st Sep '16 4:13:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''BatenKaitos Origins'' has the Holo Holo Bird, a giant, jungle-dwelling ThatOneBoss whose difficulty is exacerbated by its minions, adorable babies who have the obnoxious habit of constantly healing their mother for thousands of damage points.
* Mystia Lorelei of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Project'' qualifies on one angle, being a night sparrow youkai who hunts humans and can strike them blind with her singing. However, she also averts this trope, as TheChewToy of many a poultry joke in both canon and fanon.
** Likewise, Utsuho Reiuji is a Hell raven who went AxCrazy [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity upon recieving]] [[ILoveNuclearPower nuclear powers]], but is indicated to have since returned to her usual [[TheDitz birdbrain]] personality.

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* ''BatenKaitos Origins'' ''VideoGame/BatenKaitosOrigins'' has the Holo Holo Bird, a giant, jungle-dwelling ThatOneBoss whose difficulty is exacerbated by its minions, adorable babies who have the obnoxious habit of constantly healing their mother for thousands of damage points.
* Mystia Lorelei of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Project'' Project'':
** Mystia Lorelei
qualifies on one angle, being a night sparrow youkai who hunts humans and can strike them blind with her singing. However, she also averts this trope, as TheChewToy of many a poultry joke in both canon and fanon.
** Likewise, Utsuho Reiuji is a Hell raven who went AxCrazy [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity upon recieving]] [[ILoveNuclearPower nuclear powers]], but is indicated to have since returned to her usual [[TheDitz birdbrain]] personality.
19th Sep '16 9:26:06 PM Ardashir
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** The Cherokee told tales of the Tlanuwa, a race of man-eating birds that preyed on the Cherokee people until the [[WouldHarmAChild killed the young Tlanuwa]]. The enraged parents then flew away and never returned.
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