Staff member feels that birds are terrifying

Birds are terrifying. Why? Well, because they are very intelligent, they can have long, pointy beaks, they mimic people, they attack humans, there are sections of many museums dedicated to them and they are descendants of dinosaurs.

There are around 9,000 to 10,000 species of birds around the world, and in the last few years, there has been an increase in bird attacks on humans. According to, Ravens have been known to push rocks onto people to keep them from their nests, and a species known as the Cassowary, which is native to the tropical forests of southeast Asia and Australia, are listed in the Class II wildlife in Florida due to the risk that they pose according to Their muscular legs can powerfully kick and terminate with their three claw-tipped toes. If the Cassowary feels threatened, it will leap up and strike with its dagger-like claws, inflicting potentially lethal wounds to internal organs.

Along with the Cassowary, species of tropical birds, like the Macaw, have a wingspan that can grow up to a meter long, and along with their bright colors, loud callings and long wing length, all tropical birds have long beaks.

I believe that this is one of the most terrifying features that birds have; birds use their beaks to break open nuts and bones, dig for worms, attack bugs and small creatures and more. Their beaks can be hooked, pointy, curved and many other shapes and sizes, and in some cases, they are used to attack humans.

Along with their beaks, birds’ eyes watch everything and remember what they see; swans can remember those who have been kind to them and who have not. They show aggression to those who have upset them and will remember them.

According to, the Smithsonian Nation Museum of Nature History, which is in Washington, D.C., has representatives of about 85 percent of the approximately 10,000 known species of birds. Visitors can come and sign up to research and observe the specimens they have.

So, would you really want a bird or even a flock of birds coming down from the sky and peaking your eyes, skin or more?