We all love a good travelling companion and C 1 Cassowary is one of the best.
I first met this bird at the Mourilyan Sugar Museum a few days after Cyclone Yasi in 2011. He jumped aboard the ABC 4WD and he’s been everywhere with the ABC Far North team ever since.
At first he was a sort of station mascot. He doesn’t say much, but we noticed his eloquence expressed itself in other ways, so we made him an honorary roving reporter.
He loves to travel, to explore, and to have his picture taken. He is a true and handy companion, and he also has his fork-lift ticket.
And the name? C 1? Well the ABC’s two biggest stars are the Bananas in Pyjamas, B 1 & B 2. So our cassowary became C 1, pronounced See One. And as anyone who’s gone looking to see cassowaries knows, you’re lucky if you See One.