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Angry goat attacks elderly Australian man in backyard

By Daniel Uria
Angry goat attacks elderly Australian man in backyard
A 73-year-old man was found struggling with an angry goat, who attacked him repeatedly in his backyard. Paramedics treated the man for cuts, abrasions and dehydration and was held in stable condition at a local hospital. File Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI | License Photo

QUEENSLAND, Australia, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- An Australian man was found struggling with an angry goat after the animal attacked him in his backyard.

Paramedics said they found the 73-year-old man highly distressed as he attempted to wrestle the goat to the ground in his driveway after sustaining several attacks, according to ABC News.

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"It had already charged at him a number of times and quite large horns, so he was able to subdue it somewhat, but couldn't let go of it through fear of further injury," Paramedic Stuart Cutajar said.

A Queensland ambulance spokesman told the Gold Coast Bulletin he held onto the goat for about an hour, as he called for neighbors to help.

Paramedics treated him on the scene for cuts, abrasions and dehydration and was later taken to a local hospital.

The man remained in the hospital in stable condition and suffered only scratches and bruises.

"He can see the light side to it but he's very dehydrated and exhausted after the incident," Cutajar said.

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