Flying Spanish Bull Catches English Speaker Unawares
Two videos have been posted online showing an “English speaking” visitor to a bull run in Spain being savaged after taunting the animal from a wooden platform where he believed he was safe.
In the first video recorded in the village of El Poble Nou de Benitatxell in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia the man who was the later victim appears to be filming.
The video shows the bull running down the street and then charging the person, who leapt onto the wooden platform.
The animal is clearly annoyed and is seen scraping its feet on the ground, but is unsure how it can reach the man who is on the platform, who is taunting it by coming to the edge and waving his hand.
After sizing up the options, the animal reacts and charges straight at the man, jumping onto the stage as the camera turns black and screams and shouts can be heard from onlookers.
The second video shot from further back shows the bull jumping over the wooden stage, knocking the man to the ground before flinging him into the air with its horns.
The victim is a 45-year-old English speaker but neither his name nor his nationality have been reported.
Local media report the man suffered serious bruising in the attack and was treated by emergency services at the scene before being taken to a local hospital.
The festival the attack occurred at is called “bous al carrer” (bulls to the street in English), which sees bulls released into the streets of villages
in the Valencia and Catalonia regions.