A 35-year-old Lamont man died Sunday after being stabbed in the leg by a sharp blade that was attached to a fighting bird, authorities said. An autopsy Wednesday revealed that the accidental death was caused by an injury to Ochoa's right calf.
"I have never seen this type of incident," said Sgt. Martin King, a 24-year veteran who noted the major arteries that could have been severed. "People have been known to bleed out from those injuries if medical attention is not obtained immediately."
King said Ochoa and others fled when deputies arrived at the alleged cockfight, a gambling event in which birds armed with razor-like knives fight each other -- often to the death. [...] "It's pretty rare, but I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often considering the knives they put on those birds," he said. "It's not a surprise that somebody got killed."
In addition, a man in India was killed last month when his fighting rooster slashed his throat, the London-based Daily Mail reported.
Among the other animals you should not give knives: