According to Sunday Today, a sheep was arrested in Rumbek East County, South Sudan, earlier this month after attacking a woman in her 40s. The publication reported that the animal headbutted the woman repeatedly, breaking her ribs. The attack was so violent that the victim, who was identified as Adhieu Chaping, died as a result of her injuries.
As a result, the ram has now been sentenced to three years in a military camp in Aduel County headquarters in Lakes State. Discussing the peculiar case, Lakes State police spokesperson Mabor Makuac said, “Our role as police is to provide safety and separate fights. The ram was apprehended and is currently under custody at a police station in Maleng Agok Payam.”
Makuac added, “The owner is innocent and the ram is the one who perpetrated the crime so it deserves to be arrested then, later on, the case shall be forwarded to a customary court where the case can be handed amicably.”
As reported by UNILAD, authorities agreed with the sheep’s owner, a man named Duony Manyang Dhal, to pay something called ‘blood compensation’, which meant he was ordered to give up five of his own cows to the victim’s family. Additionally, it is believed that the owner will most likely lose the ram at the end of its sentence.
Customary laws in Lakes State state that any domestic animal that kills a person is then given as compensation to the victim’s family. In December 2021, a woman in the US died after being attacked by a sheep at a farm.
Kim Taylor was working as a volunteer at the Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton, Massachusetts, when she was badly injured. Speaking at the time of the event, Bolton Police Chief Warren Nelson stated, “Bolton Police, Bolton EMS, and Patriot ALS responded to the call and immediately began first aid after arriving at the scene. Authorities were told the woman, Kim Taylor, 73, of Wellesley, was alone caring for livestock in a pen when a sheep charged at her and repeatedly rammed her.”
“This resulted in Taylor having extensive, serious injuries before she went into cardiac arrest shortly after Bolton Police Officers and Patriot ALS arrived. Taylor was sent to Marlborough Hospital, where she later died from her injuries. She was still alive when we got there. It turned bad quickly. She was able to talk to officers,” Nelson concluded grimly.
When Queensland-based Christian pastor Alex Tan went on a lovely morning walk on the beach, we’re pretty sure he didn’t expect to come across what he first thought was an alien. Tan initially shared the footage you’re about to see on his Instagram Stories, but felt it required to be shared in a feed post too so that people would not miss out on how strange this mysterious creature looks.
In the video (as well as in the post’s caption), Tan asked whoever came across the horrifying footage to try and identify the beast. “I’ve stumbled across something weird,” he said.
“This is like one of those things you see when people claim they’ve found aliens,” Tan continued. The video then panned across to a rather bloated corpse of something with rat-like claws, a decaying skull, and a very long tail.
Chances are, you’re now shaking in your boots anticipating the nearing alien invasion this footage seems to predict. Well, if you are, you can relax—because the creature has been identified by University of Queensland (UQ) Associate Professor Stephen Johnston.
Speaking to the Courier-Mail, the Professor confirmed Tan’s suspicions, explaining that the animal was most likely a swollen, waterlogged brushtail possum. “The skull and hindlimb give the clues,” he said. “The animal was probably washed down into the ocean during the floods.”
Tan had vowed on social media that he would offer a pub meal for any expert who could correctly identify the creature. We certainly hope he got Professor Johnston a nice fish and chips.
When reporting on the news, LADbible went on to mention another ‘alien’ mystery which still hasn’t been solved. According to the publication, one Sydney-based man, Harry Hayes, went for a jog in February 2022 and discovered “a very bizarre—and very dead—thing on the road.”
“My gut says it’s some kind of embryo but with COVID, World War III, and the floods [going on right now] this could very well be an alien,” Hayes told LADbible Australia. Though the publication approached the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to identify this creature, so far, no academic has been able to fully confirm what it is.
According to the Guardian, however, scientists at San Diego’s Institution of Oceanography University identified it as a Pacific football fish, a deep-sea dweller. Please stay there next time.