Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Cows kill German dog walker in Austria

Share this article

Cows kill German dog walker in Austria
File Photo: DPA
15:36 CEST+02:00
A 45-year-old German woman died when she was attacked by a herd of 20 cows and calves on Monday afternoon on an Alpine pasture in Tyrol's Stubaital valley.

Police said the woman was inside the fenced area with her dog on a footpath, when around 20 of the animals became agitated and charged her.

Rescuers attempted to resuscitate the woman on the spot for 45 minutes, but she finally succumbed to her injuries, said the ÖAMTC Air Ambulance.
 
According to police, the herd probably took exception to the dog, as many cows see them as threats to their calves.
 
The animals are said to have previously not been known for aggressive behavior, according to a local witness. 
 
There was a recent similar incident with a hiker, which ended without injury, police said. 
 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

QUIZ: Which influential Icelander are you?

Iceland may have a population of just over 330,000 people (all with equally unpronounceable names) but that doesn't stop it churning out a stream of globally-renowned people. Take our quiz to discover your Icelandic spirit animal.