There’s a strange, tragic story coming out of Ireland as the mysterious killing of a man in April 2022 has been determined to be at the hands, or rather talons of a rooster. The man was found lying in a puddle of his own blood, slipping in and out of consciousness before succumbing to his wounds. Fox News has the story:
An Irish inquest found that a man who died in April 2022, was attacked by a rooster with a history of attacking people, according to reports.
The Irish Examiner in Cork, Ireland, reported that Jasper Kraus was allegedly attacked by a Brahma chicken that was moved to his property in Ballinasloe after it attacked a child.
It is a fair question to ask why an animal that had a violent history of attacking people was re-homed rather than put down, as a dog likely would have been euthanized after attacking a child, at least in America.
However, roosters are utilitarian animals on a farm and usually farmers only have one which is needed for the egg laying population. In this tragic case, perhaps the rooster should’ve been fried with a nice buttermilk coating to avoid more bad behavior. Fox Continued:
Garda Eoine Browne said during the judicial inquiry that he responded to reports of a sudden death on April 28, 2022, and when he arrived, he spoke to paramedics who said CPR attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful.
Brown said the man, later identified as Kraus, was on the ground in the kitchen in a pool of blood, with a wound on the back of one of his legs.
When Kraus’s daughter arrived at the house, she saw blood on the floor and paramedics performing CPR, the Examiner reported.
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Odds are the rooster hit an artery in the man’s leg and from there it was just a matter of time. In a rural area of Ireland like Ballinasloe time is of the essence and the odds for the victim weren’t good as soon as the artery was punctured.
A resident at the man’s house discovered Kraus bleeding out and attempted life saving measure but to no avail. Kraus had a puncture wound on his left leg and a trail of blood from the house to a chicken coop outside. Fox Concluded:
His daughter said during the judicial inquiry that she realized the chicken must have caused her father’s death.
The daughter said she suspected it was the chicken with blood on its claws because it had attacked her own daughter previously.
The Examiner also reported that O’Keefe was questioned about the incident and said he returned home from work at 8 a.m., fed the animals and asked Kraus how he was doing before heading off to bed. A little while later, O’Keefe reporters, Kraus was screaming for help.
When O’Keefe went to see what was going on, he said he saw blood spurting from a large wound on the back of Kraus’s calf, which also had two other scratches. He quickly called for emergency services and was talked through CPR for about 25 minutes, when paramedics arrived.
As Kraus went in and out of consciousness, O’Keefe reportedly said, he said the word “rooster.”
Truly a sad story, but an avoidable on as well. Perhaps the owners had no idea of the murderous intent of the Brahma rooster, but it had in fact attacked a child so it may have developed a taste for human blood.
Thankfully for O’Keefe, Kraus was able to finger the deranged rooster right before his death and exonerate him from a murder charge. No word on whether the rooster was taken into custody or has retained council.
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