Woman, 73, dies after being attacked by sheep at farm

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A woman volunteering at a farm has died after she was attacked by a sheep.

Kim Taylor, 73, was volunteering at Cultivate Farms in Bolton in the US state of Massachusetts on Saturday.

Megan Moran, director of Cultivate Care Farms, which provides farm-based mental health care, said Ms Taylor died while feeding animals. No one witnessed her death, she said.

“Kim was beloved by all who worked with her during the 14 months she volunteered at the farm,” she said.

“I, along with the Cultivate Care Farms Board and the entire team, wish to express our deepest condolences and our heartfelt love and support to Kim’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”

Kim Taylor, 73, is pictured.
Kim Taylor, 73, was killed in a sheep attack while volunteering at a farm. Source: CBS

The Bolton Police Department told Boston 25 News Ms Taylor was rammed by a sheep repeatedly while alone in the pen.

She was alive when paramedics arrived and was able to explain what had happened but tragically took a turn for the worse and died.

Ms Taylor was a nurse before she retired and did volunteering in her spare time.

Dr Mark J Ledoux, a veterinarian based in Brookfield, Massachusetts, told Telegram & Gazette it’s not unheard of for someone to be attacked by a sheep.

"You have to be careful with all livestock,” he told the publication.

Dr Ledoux theorised the sheep might have rammed Ms Taylor because it is the end of breeding season, which might cause some of them to act erratically.

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