Have you heard of cows attacking humans before? Bulls, sure, but run-of-the-mill dairy cows? Well, this happened yesterday in central PA:
ELIMSPORT — A man, believed to be in his 70s, was recovering from injuries he suffered Monday afternoon when a dairy cow — weighing at least 1,000 pounds — suddenly attacked him and momentarily pinned him against a wall in a barn at an Amish farm along Route 44, according to Elimsport Fire Chief Brett Ulrich.
“He (the victim) and his granddaughter were delivering a dairy cow to a farmer. For some unknown reason, the cow turned on him,” Ulrich said.
Not sure if this gentleman is Amish, but sounds like maybe not. The Amish owner of the property and others were there to help:
The farmer and members of his family immediately came to the victim’s aid moments after the attack. The victim was taken by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
“This is certainly not our first call involving a cow attacking someone. It’s par for the course. Working with farm animals is not without its risks,” Winder said.
Would you be surprised if I told you that
cows cattle kill more people each year than sharks? It’s about 20 per year vs. 5 for sharks.
It kind of makes sense, when you consider how many cows there are in the country, and how frequently people come in contact with them, compared to sharks.
Sounds like this was one cow drop-off this man won’t forget. Hope he has a speedy recovery.