Monday 23 May 2022

Walker gored by Tauros bull on Brabant nature reserve

A Tauros bull in the Netherlands. Photo: Henri Kerkdijk-Otten via Wikimedia Commons

A man out walking in the Maashorst nature reserve in Brabant has been seriously injured after he was gored by a bull, local broadcaster Omroep Brabant reported on Monday.

It is not yet clear why the bull attacked, but the man may have gotten too close to the animal in an attempt to photograph him, the broadcaster said.

Several herds of Tauros cattle and European bison (wisent) live on the reserve as part of an ongoing project to keep grass growth under control and improve biodiversity.

Last year, two walkers were also attacked by Tauros on the reserve and one broke her ankle as she attempted to flee.

The Maashorst reserve covers 2,400 hectares and the large mammals roam freely over around one third of it.

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