After several months absence Mr Cassowary appeared with this year's crop of chicks.
House, on the other side of Black Mountain Road.
Now more than 10 times a day logging trucks barrel down the road using compression braking to slow down. They could never stop in time to avoid a crossing cassowary.
Compounding the danger to the Cassowaries is a Goshawk nest right over the road. The appetizers the occupants toss out of the nest are irresistible to the Cassowaries and they venture on onto the road amid the traffic to dine on the scraps.
How long all this will continue is anyone's guess but we hope that Mr Cassowary has the ability to "understand" (Buck) the dangers of the busy road. If it means fewer visits to this side until the logging is complete, then we can live with that.
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