Monday, September 14, 2009

Extinct New Zealand Eagle May Have Eaten Humans [PhysOrg]

Extinct New Zealand Eagle May Have Eaten Humans
Computer scans of New Zealand fossils may have helped scientists unravel a mystery about a giant raptor that became extinct 500 years ago. Says a researcher: "The science supports Maori mythology of the legendary pouakai or hokioi, a huge bird that could swoop down on people in the mountains and was capable of killing a small child."

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