SEE UPDATE - Bull Kills One Man on Wednesday
EAGLEVILLE, TN - One man suffered injuries when attacked by a Scottish Highland bull Wednesday (5/24/2023) 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.
Johnson and Bailey carried the man to the ambulance for treatment. Shortly after that, a LifeFlight helicopter landed on the man's farm. He was then flown to the hospital for treatment.
By the way, these are rugged bulls that were bred to survive in the Highlands of Scotland. This is the most northern and cold inhospitable are in the British Isles. Several Tennessee farmers successfully raise this breed.
(below) This is not the actual bull that attached the farmer and two deputies, but it gives you a chance to see what a Scottish Highland Bull looks like.