CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Slate reports:

A flock of cassowaries — birds the size of human beings with talons like a velociraptor’s – will be available via auction in Florida this Saturday. These birds need a new home because one of them killed their owner when he fell between their cages on April 12.

Reporting on the impending murder bird sale for the New York Times, Liam Stack writes that authorities “expressed almost universal surprise at both their presence in the county and their role in a local death.”

The birds are typically found in Australia and Southeast Asia, but their now-deceased owner kept a flock of them on his property, along with about 100 other exotic animals, under an agricultural permit.