updated 8/30/2010 4:22:15 PM ET 2010-08-30T20:22:15

Officials say an 88-year-old man died a week after a goat attacked him outside his home in northern Georgia.

Madison County Coroner Michelle Cleveland said Monday that Vestal Davis died Saturday at Athens Regional Medical Center.

A Madison County sheriff's office report says Davis told a deputy that he went outside and a neighbor's goat charged him and knocked him to the ground repeatedly in Colbert, about 70 miles east of Atlanta.

The deputy says the 69-year-old neighbor who owns the goat says it escaped from its pen, but he did not know about the attack.

Cleveland says the district attorney will determine if charges will be filed.

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