Stabbed to death by cock.

Among the other animals you should not give knives:

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.

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8 Responses:

  1. Will says:

    The cock was awarded both ears.

  2. TJIC says:

    A fun story for those of us who always root for the bull in bullfighting.

    Love the subject line, BTW.

    VERY modern art.

  3. jkow.livejournal.com says:

    "The people who do this don't wake up in the morning and say, 'I'm gonna be a good, law-abiding citizen"

    Other than all the other folks who wake up in the morning and say "I'm gonna be a good, law-abiding citizen".

    Don't you?

  4. Anyone strapping knives to animals deserves the consequences. Also, why is cockfighting so popular, but I've never heard of any one organizing a monkey gunfight?

    • Pavel says:

      > I've never heard of any one organizing a monkey gunfight?

      Probably because there's never been any survivors.

      • vishnu says:

        Thanks, I just did a spit-take all over my prized and highly collectible circa-1997 crt SGI monitor... :P

  5. Moses O Gold says:

    Surely there's an element of reckless endangerment involved in weaponizing an animal. Cockfighting is generally only a misdemeanor it seems.