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Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria, police say bovines apparently riled by her dog

VIENNA – Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog.

They said Tuesday the 45-year old victim was rushed by about 20 cows and their calves. Attempts by an emergency crew to revive her were unsuccessful.

The attack occurred Monday on a mountain pasture in Austria’s Tyrol province. The woman’s name was not released, in accordance with Austrian confidentiality rules.