Rooster who attacked 83-year-old woman in cemetery put down

Geneva Township woman was visiting a loved one's grave when attacked

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GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The owner of a rooster that attacked an 83-year-old woman who was visiting a loved one's grave at a southwestern Michigan cemetery has killed the bird.

Lt. Robert Kirk of the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office told that the owner decided to put down the rooster and relocate other free-roaming birds from a farm next door to Chambers Cemetery.

The rooster was one of two bothering the Spring Lake woman and her 53-year-old daughter at the cemetery in Geneva Township on May 10. The women retreated to their vehicle after the bird drew blood from the older woman's leg.

The attacking rooster originally was placed under quarantine. The sheriff's department released an update on the case Friday.

Police say the woman who was attacked is fine.

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