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Swedish farmer gored to death by raging bull

TT/The Local/pvs · 30 Dec 2010, 09:05

Published: 30 Dec 2010 09:05 GMT+01:00

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When paramedics arrived at the farm in Näsåker outside Sollefteå in northern Sweden shortly after lunchtime on Wednesday, the man was already dead. According to police the man had sustained injuries to his chest and stomach.

A neighbour was obliged to help contact a hunter in order to kill the raging bull, which weighed in at at least 450 kilogrammes, to enable the ambulance personnel to approach the dead farmer.

"I dared not get out of the car because the bull was still close to the man," the neighbour told the Expressen daily.

By the time ambulance staff could approach the farmer he had already died from his injuries and was presumed to have been dead for several hours before help arrived.

According to several people in attendance on the farm, the bull had previously proven difficult to handle with a history of violence against people and vehicles in the village, the newspaper reported.

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The police do not suspect any offence and an autopsy will be carried out on the deceased farmer in order to establish the exact cause of death.

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

12:25 December 30, 2010 by zircon
Not a very good choice of movies, Raging Bull. Keep brushing your white hair and just leave it there.
15:42 December 30, 2010 by landofthesheeple
Perhaps the Bull was upset because some of His wolf friends are being hunted to extinction. It's like it could be a scene from the film "Animal Farm"... lol
16:14 December 30, 2010 by GLO
Cause of death??? OK.....
20:08 December 30, 2010 by diegoveggie
22:37 December 30, 2010 by wxman
Let's see. Bulls are 1,000 pounds or more, have horns and are known to be agressive and territorial. So your first thought is, "Gee, I think I'll get into the corral with them." Darwin continues to work his magic!
23:46 December 30, 2010 by Smiling Canuk
There are many risks of being a farmer. A friend of mine was kicked by one of his horses. Knocked about thirty feet away but only received some bad bruises and several trips to the chiropractor. We also had a local farmer gorred by a bull several years ago. Fortunately he survived. My wife also got bit by a local farm dog when training for a triathlon. Her crime was bicycling by the dog's property.
00:48 December 31, 2010 by believe
Wow! What a way to go. My thoughts and prayers to this man's family.
10:13 December 31, 2010 by Da Goat
Does no one in Sweden own any brains or guns?

A bull that is in any way aggressive is not a worthwhile animal to keep and should be made into sausages as it has zero breeding value! (bull fighting exempted)

keep a quiet and efficient animal !

if you see a bull goring someone don't ask questions blow it away!

In this case I agree with wxman. he got what he deserved by keeping a dangerous animal.

it was a very small bull anyhow, I have two out in my fields that are >1100 Kg, both are quiet as lambs and i respect them as they can quite easily hurt or kill just by being friendly! I can pat them if I choose but avoid them so their natural fear enables me to handle/move them safely.

I did have a third one but he was a little frisky/untrusting so i never used him and sold him for sausages
12:02 December 31, 2010 by zooeden
This is the first time I hear "GORED to death!!! It tells you the magnitude of the karma retribution!!!
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