Re. Purple Swamp Hen's beaks

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Subject: Re. Purple Swamp Hen's beaks
From: "Duncan Fraser" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 18:11:33 +1000
Yes, they do have powerful beaks. A few years ago our neighbours had a Swamp
Hen which they raised from a chick, and it was very territorial and
fearless. After it removed a piece of flesh from a stock agent's leg, that
gentleman was very wary of it, and on several occasions thereafter he was
forced to vault over the fence to escape its unwelcome attention. Poor thing
came to a sad end eventually under the wheel of a reversing car.
Duncan Fraser.

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