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Originally posted by rickymouse
Is the Moa related to the Elephant bird? The Elephant bird was about 800 lbs when grown up. You would be eating leftovers for the whole winter after Thanksgiving dinner. Try giving those cute little Kiwi birds some steroids
Originally posted by XPLodER
Originally posted by aorAki
reply to post by XPLodER
We've got Moa bones with obvious eagle predation. It goes to follow that they would possibly have preyed on humans, but I'm not aware of any human bones found in aeries. they were big suckers, but died out when their main food source was hunted to extinction/became extinct.
its hard to imagine a more fearsome animal,
their cries must be deafening.
How long ago did the Moa go extinct? I guess the last known elephant birds were wiped out on some island by the Spanish about the time of Columbus
heck they recently found the wreckage of a plane that went missing years back in the Milford Sounds (Which also boasts a population of Moose, even with footage of them most people just laugh and say they arent there or how could they survive and not be seen by more!).