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Dying Buffalo Gores Hunter Through Leg In Final Act Of Revenge

by : Emily Brown on : 27 Jun 2020 15:03
Dying Buffalo Gores Hunter Through Leg In Final Act Of RevengeDying Buffalo Gores Hunter Through Leg In Final Act Of RevengeChris Mcsherry/Facebook

A dying buffalo made a last-ditch effort to defend itself by goring a hunter through the leg after he shot it with arrows multiple times. 

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Chris Mcsherry, from Gove, Australia, came across the buffalo while out bow hunting last week in Port Bradshaw, just off the northeast coast of the Northern Territory.

He shot two arrows towards the animal in an attempt to take it down, but the buffalo tried to escape and fled the scene.

Buffalo gored hunter after being shotBuffalo gored hunter after being shotChris Mcsherry/Facebook

In a post on Facebook, Mcsherry explained he followed a ‘good blood trail’ to track the animal, and after a few hundred metres he came across it ‘in a thick piece of bush’.

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The buffalo, which is said to have weighed approximately 1,700lbs, was shot with a ‘couple more bolts from [Mcsherry’s friend’s] crossbow’ as the hunter tried to ‘put the animal out of [its] misery’, but the beast was determined not to go down without a fight.

It charged towards the hunter and gored him twice, leaving Mcsherry with a large hole above his right knee and an eight-inch gash under his bum.

You can see the injuries below – warning: graphic content:

Man left with huge gore marks after shooting buffaloMan left with huge gore marks after shooting buffaloChris Mcsherry/Facebook
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After suffering the ‘decent wounds’, Mcsherry was transported to Darwin hospital where he underwent two surgeries. He may also have to undergo skin grafts as a result of the attack.

Mcsherry’s partner Elenie Bromot, shared an update following the incident, writing:

Just wanted to give everyone an update, Chris Mcsherry is doing fine and is having surgery as we speak, thank you to everyone that has offered support to me and the girls and Ty, I am very grateful means a lot, and thank you to everyone thats has gone to see if he is ok in Darwin hospital, i really appreciate you all as i can not be there with him xoxo hopefully is home soon, will keep you updated [sic]

Just wanted to give everyone an update, Chris Mcsherry is doing fine and is having surgery as we speak, thank you to…

Posted by Elenie Bromot on Sunday, June 21, 2020

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In spite of his painful injuries, the hunter remained optimistic he would get back out into the wild.

He wrote:

Buff is dead I’m alive (this time) and hope to be back with my family and friends soon thanks for all the well wishes on other posts I appreciate the love and support and will live to HUNT another day.

It’s unclear what happened to the buffalo once Mcsherry killed it, though images show the beast lying dead on the ground. Pictures on Mcsherry’s Facebook page show him posing proudly alongside some of his other kills.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Animals, Australia, Bow and Arrow, Buffalo, Chris Mcsherry, crossbow, Gove, Hunting, Now

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  1. Chris McSherry/Facebook

    @chris.mcsherry.39

  2. Elenie Bromot/Facebook

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