A man sustained personal injuries on December 20 after being butted several times by a bull in a pasture off Rosehill Road in Fayetteville
The identity of the victim was not immediately made available. He received transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, according to neighbors.
The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. in a small pasture on Flora’s Lane, a dirt road beside the Westarea Fire Department on Rosehill.
Cumberland County tax records show the owner of the land the pasture is located on as John A. House Life Estate.
Eyewitness Emma Trumbo said she was visiting her daughter, whose residence is adjacent to the pasture, and with her grandchildren as they fed two calves that are kept in the same pasture as the Black Angus bull. She noticed the bull was out of the pasture and in a strip of woods between the two wire fences behind her daughter’s home.
Trumbo said her daughter went to notify the owner, who walked over to the bull and used a small stick of wood to attempt to force it back and behind a gate. She said the bull then began butting the man about six or seven times, knocking him about 25 feet from where the initial impact occurred. He landed on a piece of chain-link fence lying on the ground.