A South Australian elderly woman has died after being aggressively pecked at by her rooster, while she was collecting eggs from the chicken coop in her garden.

The rooster reportedly punctured a varicose vein with its beak, which caused it to bleed continuously. The victim had suffered numerous other injuries, but the main cause of death was that of the unstoppable bleeding, according to a report by The Advertiser.

Experts hope the incident would remind the public of the hidden dangers of seemingly “harmless” animals, especially for the elderly people.

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