“Animals Seek Revenge”: Saddening Update on 64-Year-Old Hiker Attacked by Wild Goat Leaves Netizens Concerned

Published 06/06/2023, 10:38 AM EDT

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You wouldn’t want to run into a wild mountain goat while out hiking or rock climbing, would you? Well, this Dutch female tourist’s good fortune ran out while she was hiking in the Alpujarra hills outside of Granada, Spain. After the three hikers crossed into the mountain goat area, one of the goats attacked the group, knocking out one of the tourists before pushing her over the edge.

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The Daily Mail posted about the incident on their Facebook page, and it quickly became widely circulated online. A swarm of concerned individuals descended on the thread’s comments area.

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The angry ibex lunged at the 64-year-old visitor and shoved her down the cliff’s edge. As a result, she fell 65 feet before she hit an overhanging ledge. In a potentially deadly occurrence, the unidentified Dutch lady fractured both of her wrists. In addition, the visitor was accompanied by two Belgian hikers, one of whom was knocked unconscious and so became the mountain goat’s next victim.

Thankfully, a local shepherd reportedly came across the hikers, who were eventually transported to a nearby hospital via a rescue helicopter. Bad weather forced rescuers to delay their search for the Dutch hiker, who was found eventually. Since the weather prevented the rescue helicopter from transporting her to the hospital, she spent the night in a derelict farmhouse. She was airlifted to the nearest hospital first thing the following morning, where she received care for hypothermia and two broken wrists.

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Netizens showed concern for the injured hikers

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When the Daily Mail shared the news of the incident on their official Facebook page, the story quickly gained widespread attention. Countless Facebook users expressed their sympathy for the lady and warned the visitors to keep away from the animals’ habitat in the comments section.

The ibex who charged into these innocent hikers was just defending its territory, as this comment read, “It’s probably a pregnant goat defending her territory..all wild animals are potentially dangerous hope the lady recovers well from her ordeal.” A cheeky comment read, “The animals seek revenge.”

 

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Apart from raising concern, this user shared a suggestion, saying, “Hope this lady is ok..but people should not walk..close to a cliff edge..if there are wild goats..or other around.” Another piece of information was shared by this user: The goat is very protective of it’s territory.”

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