1-year-old sheep kills 94-year-old man by kicking him in the face for taking shortcut through its farm


Sheep (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

An elderly man was beaten to death by a young sheep after trying to take a shortcut through its farm, according to police in France.

Cestas police said that the 94-year-old man was kicked in the face by the 1-year-old sheep as he was trying to locate the sheep’s owner.

A female politician, who happened to be in the area at the time of the attack, tried to rescue the man but she was also hit by the angry sheep.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Monday.

The man had been visiting the farm to talk to the owner and had taken a shortcut through the field when the incident occurred.

Feeling threatened by the elderly man, the sheep struck him in the feet, knocking him off balance. The man suffered a head injury for the fall.

The sheep then began to trample the man’s face, killing him.

The man was found dead with a swollen and battered face.

Shortly afterwards, the sheep attacked the female politician, who came to the scene after hearing the attack. The councilor suffered bruises.