Timothy C. Cundiff helped to rescue Fred V. Carey from an attacking bull, Guthrie, Oklahoma, June 25, 1994. Carey, 79, was in a pasture on his farm when he was attacked by a 900-pound bull, which mauled him. Cundiff, 28, sales and service representative, saw the attack while driving by. Entering the pasture, Cundiff approached the bull, shouting, and kicked it, but it continued its assault on Carey. Cundiff got into Carey’s pickup truck, which was parked nearby, and rammed the bull with it then shouted at Carey to get underneath the truck, which he did. The bull then rammed the truck. Cundiff approached the bull again and struck it but was butted by the bull. He retreated to the bed of the truck, from where he fought the bull with a post as the bull attempted to climb onto the vehicle. Carey’s son arrived and helped to distract the bull; he then tended to Carey as Cundiff, over the course of several minutes, kept the bull at bay. An ambulance arrived, and Cundiff left the pasture only after Carey was removed. Carey was hospitalized six weeks for treatment of serious injuries. Cundiff sustained sore ribs but recovered later that day.
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