The horns of this bull look like Dexter horns. Have to click on and enlarge the photo to see them. See the black tips. The article does not give the name of the owner. Just says the owner went to coax her pet bull back into his enclosure with food and he attacked her. He had attacked the husband the prior week but there were no injuries.
Woman seriously injured after being attacked by bull in New Jerse
Michelle Charlesworth reports on the bull attack in Sparta, NJ.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 4:47PM
SPARTA, New Jersey -- A bull attacked its owner in New Jersey Friday afternoon, sending the woman to the hospital with lacerations and bruises.
Sparta Dispatch received several calls of a cow in the roadway on Houses Corner Road around 3 p.m., along with reports that the animal was approaching vehicles.
"I saw this young bull, and many cars pulled over were trying to protect him," said one neighbor who didn't want to be identified. "He was very calm. People were petting him on his head...I had cereal in my car, believe it or not, and I fed him out of the passenger side window."
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While Officer Arlene Lippencott was en route, authorities received further information from the owner, identified as Wendy McDermott. She told police the animal was actually a bull that had been acting in a highly aggressive manner lately.
McDermott advised that she would attempt to coax the bull back into its enclosure with food.
Officer Lippencott reported that the bull followed McDermott's vehicle back up the gravel road toward the farm and then began bumping and attempting to mount the SUV.
"It actually mounted the hood with his front legs," Sparta police Lieutenant John Lamon said. "The bull was probably 1,100, 1,200 pounds."
Once at the farm, McDermott exited her vehicle and attempted to get her bull to go through the open gate.
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That's when the bull turned on her and started attacking her, throwing her around.
Officer Lippencott said McDermott was screaming that the bull was going to kill her and needed to be shot, prompting her to distract the bull and get McDermott in her patrol vehicle.
Other patrol units and Sparta EMS arrived on scene, and after the bull attempted to charge a patrol vehicle, it was put down by two officers who opened fire.
"The bull started charging at our sergeant's car, and one of our officers had to put the bull down," Lamon said. "She was screaming that the bull needs to be shot."
McDermott was treated at the scene by EMS and transported to Newton Memorial Hospital to be treated for her injuries.
She later reported that she received numerous stitches to her head, as well as suffering lacerations and bruising to her upper body.
She said the bull had also recently attacked her husband, who suffered minor injuries.
this is a young Jersey bull. They call him highly aggressive. um not by that video. For a bull trying to mate with a car he is pretty chill about it. clearly they have never seen an aggressive bull. He would be tearing the fenders off of it and trying to flip the car over. all though at his age he doesn't have the power to flip a car yet. Where is the rest of the video showing what went wrong. I can only guess she was trying to keep the food away from him to make him follow her and he probably use to getting food on his terms decided to take it from her.
He looks like a crossed bull to me . .. . . because of his horns and I think it sad that someone who wants to keep a pet "cow" would choose a bull from a breed notorious for aggressive males. It is. . . . . . and has been for a long time a feaful concern the Dexter breed markets bulls as docile yet we have a bloodline that has produced MANY aggressive bulls that have attacked humans, and yet Gene and I are about the only two people in this breed who have been begging for the leadership in this breed to DO something before someone actually gets crippled or killed.
Back to pet bull. That bull was just trying to get to his "treats". I agree, an aggressive bull would have left that vehicle with serious damage. .. so it is too bad the bull suffered trauma himself before being killed because of his ignorant human.
Just for the record, long before you got into Dexters, Fred Chesterley alienated most of the Board with his refusal to go away over the issue of temperament. He claimed we had created an implied guarantee by saying Dexters were good tempered. He even contacted the ADCA lawyer (of the moment) direct, when the current President disagreed. Pres was annoyed because the ADCA had to pay for the lawyer's time. This would have been ongoing from around 1986 when Fred saw the bull and his first crop of calves. Head in the sand stuff.
However, don't I remember other animals with iffy temperaments that were direct original genetics with nothing of your favourite bull's genetics? I agree one bull has produced SOME offspring that should have been eaten as veal, but he's not the only one...
The FIRST I heard of the temperament of offspring of Lucifer of Knotting was from Fred Chesterley. He described, in minute detail, the characteristics and behavior of one offspring that was imported into NW. Called him "loco". And the bull I picked up in Virginia and kept on my trailer for three days waiting for butcher appointment was just that. . .. .LOCO! I had never before seen anything like the behavior of that bull .. . . . . . and he was terrifying. I would open the door just enough to quickly throw in hay on the one end of the trailer, ( and he would attack before I could completely close), and then run to the other side and open the side door and set in the water bucket before he could get turned around and head in that direction. His eyes were WILD. I've met two other descendents, and though they were not as "loco", they still charged.
I've done a lot of research on these bloodlines and asked a lot of questions. At first I thought it was male sex linked. . . . but I have found two females that were also "loco". It seems, overall, the aggression may be connected to stress. These animals do not handle well being isolated in paddocks or penned for being loaded. It seems the stress of unusual situations will trigger the aggression. Anyone with even a young bull from this line should make note if: the young bull "challenges" your authority in even the least manner. For instance. . .. . you are shepherding a herd from one area to another, and the young bull stands still, even to "planting" his feet, slightly turns in your direction, and ever so slightly drops his head or leans in your direction before moving on. Consider it a sign there will be future issues with this animal.
I do not understand why the leadership will not address this.
yup. There were two cows in BC up in Quesnell, C&C Dexters, maybe? Fred talked to the owners, I think the cows were shipped...after all this time, don't remember exactly, so don't want to be definitive. I had a heifer and didn't want to inbreed her, so used the only other bull I could find locally, a grandson located in Vancouver. The bull had issues, and the resulting bull calf was another nutso. I think the answer to your last question is complete lack of any technical understanding, cowardice, and threats of lawsuits. Or, if you prefer, people were ignorant and didn't want to admit it, and also some were worried it would affect their pocketbook. AND, don't forget the magic formula: 90% of all people are sheep, just go along with whatever is easiest without asking questions.
To be fair, both Jeff Chambers and Anthony Bauer both claim they haven't had a problem and have used the bull extensively. I personally saw it in a random selection of both cows and bulls, but definitely saw a line-of-inheritance in offspring. After all these years, that lumpy carpet just gets lumpier. cheers,.
Lucifer of Knotting is the son of Jupiter of Knotting who is the son of Sarum Bullrush who is the son of Sylvan Ebony.
Are you saying that Sylvan Ebony is the source of problem bulls?
I've probably raised as many or more intact Dexter bulls than just about anyone on the planet. I've raised over 120 intact Dexter bulls descending from Lucifer of Knotting. Never had a problem.
Temperament genes are highly polygenetic... Lots of various genes in certain combinations affect temperament. Those combinations get ripped apart and reformed each generation. A great-great-grandson can accidentally inherit a single gene like the color "red" from a great-great grandparent, but a great great grandson cannot inherit his temperament from a great great grandparent. Complex gene combinations can't just magically flow down through the generations, unless you work very diligently to purposefully select for those traits.
Also, how an animal is raised, affects temperament. Bulls raised in dairy settings can have bad behavior, because they are removed from mother and bottle fed. Lucifer of Knotting came from a dairy herd and many of his offspring were in dairy herds.