So, as I previously mentioned, I’m staying at Sanctuary Retreat, which is an Eco-lodge/yoga retreat and cassowary nature refuge. For those who don’t know what a cassowary is (as I didn’t until yesterday), it is a flightless bird native to this part of Australia that is the third tallest and second heaviest living bird (think ostrich).
Now I knew I was coming to a cassowary nature refuge. What I didn’t know was that a) they’d be hanging around a lot, b) they are very big and can be aggressive, and c) they can be curious little guys. So, to my surprise after leaving my bedroom to head up to the main lodge, I encountered this guy.