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Cassowary relocated following Qld attack

AAP logoAAP 15/08/2016 David Sigston

Wildlife officers have relocated a cassowary after it attacked a man in far north Queensland.

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection said the male cassowary attacked a man on August 8 near Tully, leaving the man with cuts and bruises but no serious injuries.

It is likely the cassowary was used to having been fed by humans, and may have become aggressive when food wasn't provided.

"The male cassowary was a regular visitor to the area and was also reported to have been seen attacking the windows of houses," the EHP said.

Rangers sedated the bird, which enjoyed an overnight stay at the Garners Beach Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre on Tuesday.

It was released into a remote section of Wooroonooran National Park on August 10.

The EHP has urged people not to feed the "beautiful birds," which are endangered.

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