Hunter narrowly escapes death after 800-kilogram buffalo gores him twice and throws him three metres into the air – leaving him with a hole in his leg the size of a Coke can
- Chris Mcsherry, 35, was bow hunting on the coast of the Northern Territory
- He shot an 800 kilogram buffalo that then charged him on Saturday morning
- The buffalo gored Mr Mcsherry twice with its horns and threw him into the air
- He was flown to Darwin for surgery and left with a Coke can-sized hole in his leg
A hunter has narrowly escaped death after being attacked by a dying 800-kilogram buffalo that gored him with its horns.
Chris Mcsherry, 35, was attacked while bow hunting with a friend at Port Bradshaw, off the northeast coast of the Northern Territory, on Saturday morning.
The father-of-five said he shot several arrows at the buffalo and was waiting for it to fall over when it suddenly ran towards him.
‘I managed to turn and get about three steps in before he was on my back and gored his horns into my upper thigh, pushing me forward,’ Mr Mcsherry told NT News.
Chris Mcsherry (pictured), 35, was bow hunting on the northeast coast of the Northern Territory on Saturday when he was charged by an 800-kilogram buffalo
The buffalo left the father-of-five with a Coke can-sized hole in his leg (pictured) after it gored him with its horns twice and threw him three metres into the air
‘That’s when I hit the ground and he put the horns into me again, picked me up by the right leg and flung me about three metres,’ the hunter said
Mr Mcsherry said he fell down and the buffalo continued to push him into the ground with its horns.
The 35-year-old explained he managed to escape by rolling a few metres away from the buffalo.
Mr Mcsherry said the buffalo then watched him get to his feet and hobble away.
The buffalo eventually died from its injuries and Mr Mcsherry was rushed to Gove Hospital.
He was later flown to Darwin for surgery on several deep wounds across his lower body.
Mr Mcsherry was flown to Darwin for surgery on several wounds across his lower body
‘The buffalo left me with some decent wounds, there’s a Coke can-sized hole above the front of my knee and an eight-inch gash right under my bum,’ he explained.
Mr Mcsherry said he wouldn’t have survived if the buffalo had aimed its horns any higher.
The father-of-five also narrowly avoided death in the past when he was charged by a crocodile on a spearfishing trip.
Mr Mcsherry said he’d been a hunter for 20 years and wouldn’t let any close calls stop him from hunting again.
Mr Mcsherry said he’d been a hunter for 20 years and wouldn’t be stopped by any close calls. Pictured: A buffalo shot by Mr Mcsherry