Cassowary hijacks family's picnic at FNQ beach

Carly Williams

When you're a cassowary but you are also sun smart!

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Two ladies with their small kids were enjoying the Far North Queensland sun at Innisfail's local beach Etty Bay this week when a cassowary literally snuck up behind their picnic and booted them from their waterfront spot.

Just popping in. Photo: Antoinette Gullotta

"They were startled to see him, grabbed their kids and ran out of its way," local Antoinette Gullotta said in a social media post.

"The cassowary enjoyed sitting on their blanket and had a lovely time enjoying their picnic and glorious view."

Photo: Antoinette Gullotta

Cassowaries can be dangerous and are known to get aggressive with tourists.

Signs at Etty Bay say it's best not to feed them and to stay away - even if they do pinch your picnic blanket!