One man suffered injuries after being attacked by a Scottish Highland bull Wednesday near Eagleville.
Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services paramedics treated the 55-year-old Chapel Hill man until LifeFlight’s helicopter pilot flew him to the hospital.
Sheriff’s Cpl. Jamie Bailey said witnesses heard the man yelling, “Get back, get back” while he was inside a barn on Allisona Road.
Deputy Jared Keith and EMS Supervisor Mike Johnson yelled at the aggressive bull to draw attention away from the man.
“The bull then charged Deputy Keith and Supervisor Johnson,” Bailey said. “That’s when Deputy Keith discharged his Sheriff’s Office rifle and put the cow down.”
Johnson and Bailey carried the man to the ambulance for treatment.
Man Injured in Bull Attack near Eagleville – Rutherford Source
Not the animal in question, but similar beast.
4 thoughts on “Gotta love Tennessee: Hippy Bull Attacks Man, gets shot.”
Once again, with feeling: this isn’t a old Disney film we live in…
I’m torn. Anyone working with a bull has to know they can change mood in an instant. You should have one eye on the bull and one hand on the gate that will get you away from them.
On the other hand, animals that attack people… but I don’t think a bull gets a “taste for flesh”.
No one can distinguish a cow from a bull?
I’ve seen animals which had an established trusted relationship for years, suddenly turn on their handlers due to health issues no one knew was occurring. I’ve seen a horse mule-kick, over the top of the stall gate, a trainer the horse had worked with for over a year, for no apparent reason. Found out later the horse was in pain due to a tooth problem. The victim suffered a broken jaw and cheekbone, and three broken ribs and a major concussion from flying backwards into another stall.
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