An autopsy has confirmed: an elderly Australian woman was pecked to death by a rooster.
NBC News reports the 76-year-old had been collecting eggs when the bird went after her varicose veins. The woman also had other contributing factors: diabetes and hypertension. The official cause of death is exsanguination from bleeding with the medical examiner concluding that the rooster caused the woman's varicose veins to perforate.
The findings have been published in the journal Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, to show that even small, non-threatening, animals can cause deadly wounds. Are you concerned that your health could lead to a fatal accident? Have you made lifestyle changes? Are you afraid your pet could kill you?