MEXICO (International Herald Tribune) - A middle-aged Tijuana man died Friday while cleaning the bird pen at a local petting zoo.
According to Camaron Empanizado Jr.'s wife, Maria, she became concerned when he failed to return home at his usual time.
Rescue workers determined that the victim was knocked unconscious by hitting his head after slipping and falling near the hen house. Forensics experts believe that he passed away quickly and quietly as the startled fowl attacked him.
Empanizado's death marks the 100th domestic poultry related murder this year in this seedy northern Mexican border city.