RICHMONDVILLE, N.Y. – A Schoharie County man gored by an angry buffalo said he is lucky to be alive after the attack.
Brian Ware was helping out a friend, the owner of The Grumpy Buffalo Farm, Saturday by preparing the buffalo for transport. That's when a female buffalo slipped out of a pen, and she became frustrated after being separated from her calf.
He said he tried to run for the fence but slipped on ice.
"She kept stomping, and then I felt it go into me," said Ware.
Brian said one of the other men in the group quickly hopped into a tractor and used it to push the 1,300 pound animal off of him.
"I got up on the trailer, lifted up my shirt and saw what I should not be seeing, and I said ‘Call 911'," he explained.
Doctors said they were amazed the horns did not puncture any internal organs.
A hole in Ware's jacket shows where the horn pierced his abdomen. He said he doesn't blame the buffalo only known by the number 26.
"I guess if it were my daughter I'd be mad too," he said.
Ware works in construction and said he's seen a lot of accidents, but nothing quite like this.
Ware said he needs his rest and buffalo number 26 was sold to a farm in New Jersey.