Giant stork 'preyed on Flores hobbits





A giant stork big enough to eat human infants roamed the island of Flores in Indonesia 18,000 years ago, scientists have discovered.

Fossilised bones belonging to the oversized bird were found on the island, which was home to the tiny "hobbit" humans during the same period.

The 6ft stork, which weighed up to 35lbs and would have been too big to fly, would have been larger than the adults hobbits, who only grew to 3ft tall, the Indepdendent reports.

Scientists who made the discovery believe the bird, called Leptoptilos robustus, may have fed on baby hobbits....

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