South Carolina Man Trampled By Raging Bull

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A South Carolina grandfather was trampled to death by an agitated bull while mending a fence on a farm.

Man dies after being trampled and mauled

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler revealed that 54-year-old Brian Oliver fought to stay alive in the hospital for four days before succumbing to his grave injuries.

The bull attack happened on Sunday afternoon at the DK’s Creek and Pasture farm, where Oliver was fixing a fence.

Oliver found himself being yanked into a creek bed by the enraged bull, which then proceeded to viciously trample him.

In a brave attempt to save Oliver from being stomped on and mualed, his friend Mike Carroll confronted the bull, managing to distract the beast by stabbing it, which caused rampaging animal to turn its focus on him.

“The friend ran to help but was also attacked by the bull. A family member arrived on the scene and called 911 for help,” Fowler commented.

Emergency services, including the local volunteer fire department and paramedics, were quick to respond, airlifting both men to separate hospitals due to the severity of their injuries.

Oliver’s injuries were extensive, including broken ribs, shoulders, punctured lungs, and other traumas that were too difficult for him to overcome in the intensive care unit.

Good samaritan likely to recover after being trampled

Meanwhile, Carroll suffered several broken bones and a punctured lung but is on the path to recovery.

Oliver’s daughter, Megan Danielle Hughes, revealed her father’s passing on Thursday in a social media post.

“He had been fighting so hard since the attack on Sunday, but passed quickly & peacefully,” she penned. “Though we know he is no longer suffering, won’t have to live a life filled with more pain, and is with the Lord, to say we are broken & devastated is a great understatement.”

In a separate booze-provoked incident, Clarence Yoder, a 40-year-old from Idaho, found himself behind bars after reportedly kicking a bison in Yellowstone National Park.

On April 21, Yoder was seen harassing a herd of bison, leading to his incredibly ill-advised decision to attack one of the animals, which tend to stand six feet tall and weigh a literal ton.

Yoder was arrested and treated for the luckily “minor injuries” he received from provoking the Bison.

Drunkard arrested for attacking bison

He was slapped charges including being under the influence, disorderly conduct, and disturbing wildlife, a Yellowstone News Release announced.

The situation escalated when park officials discovered Yoder’s companion, 37-year-old McKenna Bass, in a vehicle nearby, leading to charges against Bass for driving under the influence, disobedience towards police, and disturbing wildlife.

Following treatment for his injuries, Yoder was taken to the Gallatin County Detention Center. Both he and Bass contested the charges, pleading not guilty in court on April 22.

The National Park Service noted that each of the charges against them could lead to fines up to $5,000 and six months in jail.

The release clarified that the investigation is ongoing, marking the event as the first reported incident bison injury since a woman was gored in July of 2023.

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