Melbourne, Aug 17 : An Italian woman landed in hospital after she was attacked by a chicken she was preparing to kill for dinner.
The bird kicked out as Lucia Pisani approached with a knife to cut its head off.
She reeled backwards and fell into the pot of boiling water she was going to cook it in.
Pisani, of Frosinone, Italy, was taken to hospital and treated for severe burns to her legs.
"The chicken's revenge was short-lived because the woman's husband killed the bird and roasted it for supper that night," The Daily Telegraph quoted a police spokesman, as saying.