A 76-year-old Australian women reportedly died after her pet rooster pecked her.
Police say that the unidentified woman had been collecting eggs at her home when the aggressive rooster attacked her lower-left leg.
The woman collapsed, with an autopsy later revealing two small lacerations on her leg, including one on a varicose vein, LiveScience reported.
The rooster’s pecking caused a “significant hemorrhage” on a varicose vein that led the woman to collapse and eventually die from her injuries.
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An autopsy revealed two small lacerations on her leg, one of which was over a large varicose vein. Doctors concluded that the woman died from "exsanguination" due to bleeding from a varicose vein following the rooster attack, the report said. Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins just under the skin, according to the National Institutes of Health. The condition is very common and can occur when valves inside the veins become weak or damaged.