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Man Accused Of Ripping Head Off Kookaburra 'Forced To Flee Australia'

The man accused of tearing the head off a kookaburra at a Perth pub in front of horrified children is yet to be charged but his lawyer says he has received death threats and has been forced to flee the country.

The man was at the Parkerville Tavern earlier this month when he allegedly grabbed Kevin - a cheeky kookaburra known for stealing food - and pulled the bird's head off then threw it under the table.

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"The bird should have been dealt with so it was not a menace to public safety," the man's lawyer told 6PR radio on Thursday.

The lawyer said his client had since been the victim of a "particularly vile and vicious" online vigilante campaign including threats to stalk, bash and kill him.