Bull Attack

One person is recovering following what authorities are calling an attack by a bull.

According to Columbia County Sheriff Brian Pixley, deputies and an emergency medical team responded to the call at 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, of reports that a male had been attacked by a bull at Stewart Creek Road in the Clatskanie area.

Pixley said when EMS and CCSO arrived on scene, the victim was conscious and breathing but was not seriously injured. He did have some injuries that required him to be transported to the hospital. The victim was injured by his own bull and the bull was, and continued to be contained, as of late Tuesday afternoon.

Pixley said there is no threat to the public.

According to various studies, bull attacks are among the most dangerous attacks to humans by animals. It is recommended that various protection measures be taken before working with bulls, including the use of chutes, gates, restraints and even wearing helmets, which could prevent head injuries.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it is not just bulls that are dangerous. The CDC says each year several people are killed in the attacks by both bulls and cows. One study cites coordinated group attacks by aggressive cows

Other details about the Clatskanie-area incident, including the victim's name, had not been released by press time.

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