An elderly man was out walking in a wilderness area in Australia’s Blue Mountains on Tuesday when he was attacked by a goat…
The man in his 60s sustained severe injuries to his leg after the goat rammed him and toppled him to the ground.
The area is known for its wild animals including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and even a few dingos. But the walker didn’t think he’d ever by in danger from a wild goat.
Footage from the scene of the incident showed that the paramedics had to move the goat away from its ‘victim’ before attending to him. The goat then calmly ate grass on the side of the road while the man was stabilised for transport in the ambulance.
According to an interview that one of the paramedics had with 9News, it was one of the more ‘bizarre’ incidents he’d ever been called out to.
Teacher killed by rabid cow in South Africa
This is not the first incident of the year where normally placid farm animals have attacked walkers. In January, a teacher was killed by what is suspected to have been a rabid cow in Qumbu in the Eastern Cape. She was gored and bitten by the animal and died in hospital following the incident.
Granny killed by pig
In late January this year, a a 91-year-old grandmother died after a pig allegedly bit and ate parts of her body in Mdukuteni Village in Tsomo, also in the Eastern Cape.
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