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Dutchman is killed by a 'violent chicken' in bizarre attack

By T.K. Randall
February 16, 2023 · Comment icon 58 comments

Chickens can be surprisingly dangerous. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Art Bromage
The 67-year-old was killed after a particularly vicious chicken decided to attack him back in April of last year.
Some animals can undoubtedly prove deadly and it is not unusual to hear about people being mauled to death by bears, lions, sharks and other dangerous creatures.

But what about poultry ?

In what can only be described as a freak accident, 67-year-old Jasper Kraus from Ballinasloe in the Netherlands died last year from injuries sustained by a chicken.

The irate Brahm, which for some reason had taken sudden exception to him, had managed to drive its spur into his leg, creating a wound so severe that the resulting blood loss ended up killing him.
When he was found by his lodger, he was lying in a pool of blood and was only able to utter the word 'rooster' before he died.

When medics arrived, they attempted to revive him but it was too late.

It was determined that he had suffered a heart attack due to the excessive blood loss.

His daughter later cited the incident as a warning to others of the dangers of keeping chickens.

"People should be aware of the signs and get rid of any bird as soon as they show signs of aggression," she said.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (58)

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Comment icon #49 Posted by joc 1 year ago
You have missed nothing!  You got it all right the first time! Someone give that Bendy Demon a Gold Star!  
Comment icon #50 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
It isn't bunch of herd, it is herd of cattle.   If you don't know how many may not be cows the word is cattle.
Comment icon #51 Posted by joc 1 year ago
Cattle are large, domesticated, cloven-hooved, herbivores. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae and the most widespread species of the genus Bos. Adult females are referred to as cows and adult males are referred to as bulls. You missed my get down and give me 20...then go back and read it again!   And don't come back until you are laughing your ass off!   
Comment icon #52 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
Sorry, I should have known you were joking since you are from Texas.      (I think)
Comment icon #53 Posted by openozy 1 year ago
Not entirely true that only roosters have spurs and crow. I've had three batches of laying hens and no rooster, in each batch one hen will be boss and grow small spurs and crow, though not as loud as a rooster plus lay eggs, fact.
Comment icon #54 Posted by joc 1 year ago
Yeah, there always seems to be one hen who is the matriarch...I have never experienced that with any of my chickens...but then again...I've never seen a Kangaroo hopping across my yard don't doubt you at all.  Another myth is that Roosters only crow in the morning...which they do...but we had a couple of Roosters that would just crow all day long.  Right now I just have three hens...Sally, Suzy and Penny...Sally and Suzy eat out of my hand but Penny is kind of stand offish.  
Comment icon #55 Posted by Myles 1 year ago
I've never had that happen, but I always have at least 1 rooster.    An aggressive rooster can kill a person.  The spurs are a great weapon for them.  I have a few pair of jeans with a hole in an ankle from an aggressive rooster.  I don't keep them long if they are like that.  
Comment icon #56 Posted by openozy 1 year ago
I reckon they could. I bought a baby chick at the markets when I was a kid and kept it as a house pet until it grew very big and started crowing. I gave it to my uncle who was getting chickens killed by foxes. This rooster killed two offending foxes and crippled his German Shepherd, he had to separate it when collecting eggs. I think hand raising them makes them more aggressive, the same with hand raised rams.
Comment icon #57 Posted by pellinore 1 year ago
And a miracle in 6 inches of water.
Comment icon #58 Posted by flying squid 1 year ago
Really fascinating analysis of the cow/cattle/bull/herd topic. Am I the only one who think this thread belongs to the subforum ''Natural World' instead'?

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