An Australian woman has died after being attacked by her pet rooster

Elderly woman dies after being attacked by a ROOSTER while collecting eggs from her backyard chicken coop – sparking warnings about seemingly harmless pets

  • The name and age of the South Australian woman have been withheld  
  • It’s believed the rooster punctured a varicose vein of the woman with its beak
  • An Adelaide professor, who studied similar deaths, has issued a public warning 

An elderly woman has died after she was attacked by her pet rooster while collecting eggs from her backyard chicken coop.

The incident recently took place in South Australia, prompting a public warning about seemingly harmless animals that can cause death. 

The rooster punctured a varicose vein of the elderly lady, with its beak causing incessant bleeding. 

The victim’s name and age have been withheld to avoid further trauma to her family.

An elderly woman has died after she was allegedly attacked by her pet rooster while collecting eggs from her backyard chicken coop (stock)

Adelaide University forensics expert Professor Roger Byard said another elderly woman died overseas in a similar circumstances when a cat scratched her leg.

Professor Byard, who has been studying deaths due to seemingly harmless animals, said his study aims to help doctors in conducting post-mortem and to warn people about hidden dangers. 

‘Most importantly I’m trying to get elderly people have varicose veins treated with a simple operation because they are especially vulnerable to being broken,’ he told The Advertiser.

‘It is not just to animal attack, because we have done studies that show people have just been around their homes and bled to death by knocking their leg and the vein on something.’

‘For example cats are a very common tripping hazard for the elderly around the house that they may never think of. Cats like to rub against ankles and legs, as well as sit behind people and commonly lead to tripping injuries in the elderly.’ 

The incident recently took place in South Australia, prompting a public warning about seemingly harmless animals that can cause death (stock)

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