No I'm not making this up, it was reported in the Herald today
"At 1629hrs today, the team received a request for assistance from an injured walker. The male youth was walking with a group in the vicinity of the Hares Gap when hit by a sheep jumping from an adjacent crag,"
I was surprised by a young wild ram trying a similar thing on me when I was in the Central Hawkes Bay back country cutover bush. Luckily I managed to see it in my peripheral vision and side stepped then got behind a tree after being hit by a glancing blow. The ram came back for two more goes but copped a solid whack from a stick I picked up at each attempt. It then gave up and walked away. I was bruised for a week or so but not badly hurt. On another occasion a large billy jumped off a two meter or so high rock to try and butt me but I saw it coming and it missed. One whack with a stick and it left me alone.
>World wide nearly 5 times as many people are killed by herbivorous animals than by carnivores.
I would disagree. Mosquitos are the most deadly animals to people, sucking peoples blood makes then carnivores I would think. The next most deadly animal to humans is probably other humans, most of whom are omnivores.