I read a report online about a 76 year old Australian woman who was killed when a rooster gave her a strike to her lower leg. The article stated that the rooster had sliced open two veins in her leg, one of which was a varicose vein. The article further stated the woman was collecting eggs and had collapsed.
Then the article stated the blood loss was caused by the rooster’s aggressive pecking. It was noted at the end of the article that the woman had several other underlying health issues including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. The report stated the elderly woman's cause of death was listed as exsanguination, which is a severe loss of blood and although rare, this “demonstrates that even relatively small domestic animals may be able to inflict lethal injuries in individuals if there are specific vascular vulnerabilities present.”
The article was not clear if the woman fell first or was "attacked" and then fell or if another medical condition contributed to the original fall.
My first thought was the headline was written solely to get attention and they really do not know the sequence of events that led to this poor women dying. Did the woman fall and then the rooster walked over her causing the scratches or did the rooster attack and cause her to fall? Why wasn't she able to get up? Why didn't she try and stop the blood loss? Too many questions in my mind to think the sole cause of death was the rooster's two noted slices on her leg especially since the cause of death was blood loss and no other contributing factors were mentioned besides the other medical conditions.
You can read the original article HERE. Let me know what you think - I'd love to hear!