Donald Lamontagne rescued Clermont Côté from an attacking bull, Vianney, Quebec, October 10, 1999. Côté, 46, was herding cattle in a pasture on his farm when he was knocked to the ground by a 2,200-pound bull, which then butted him repeatedly. Côté had been conversing with a motorist, Lamontagne, 47, farmer and cattle broker, who had stopped to ask for directions. As the bull continued to butt Côté, who could not stand, Lamontagne climbed a fence and ran to him. Lamontagne attempted to distract the bull, and the bull alternated his attack on Côté with threatening lunges at Lamontagne. After a few minutes, the bull paused, and Lamontagne pulled Côté to his feet. He hurried to the fence, pulling Côté with him. The bull followed them. Lamontagne pushed Côté over the fence, then started to climb it himself. The bull butted him in the back, pushing him over. Côté was hospitalized four days for treatment of broken ribs, and he recovered.
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