(photo credit: Coutesy Kaplan Medical Center)
A bull turned violent and attacked an 18-year-old woman apparently after seeing
her wearing a red T-shirt, sending her on Sunday to Kaplan Medical Center in
Doctors said she “miraculously” suffered only light injuries,
even though the incident could easily have had a tragic end.
service volunteer was working in the cowshed of a kibbutz when a young bull
suddenly attacked her with his horns. Dr. Yoram Klein, head of urgent surgery,
said the horns hit her on the blunt side and caused only superficial trauma to
her thigh and abdomen.
Young bulls can weigh up to 200 kg.
woman, Yael Cohen, was assigned to the cowshed, which she wanted to
While she was working, a large bull broke off from others and
headed in her direction, reaching her at a fence. As it tried to gore her
several times, she gave it a strong kick.
“It apparently thought I was
playing a game or defending myself,” she recalled. “I didn’t think I would get
People who heard her scream rushed in and removed her, taking
her to Kaplan.
As doctors found she was not badly hurt, Yael said no one
should approach a bunch of bulls. Fortunately, as they were not fully grown,
their horns were not yet large and sharp.
Yael said she was ready to
return to the cowshed, but her mother won’t allow it. “Don’t worry. There is
still plenty to do for the kibbutz,” she concluded.