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9:48am 12th September 2013
(Updated 9:48am 12th September 2013)

A Delabole man has told Pirate FM about the moment he was butted and charged by a snorting bull - when a walk in Cornwall went wrong.

Dave Alden and his girlfriend ended up trapped on a stile with a bull on one side and what appears to be a heifer on the other.

They had been out on a walk across a field near Altarnun: "About half way across my girlfriend noticed there was a bull coming towards us. I was like, 'Don't worry about it. Keep walking. It'll be fine.' Then it started to trot towards us, then run, then it was a full charge - with head down. So we ran across the field to where I knew there was a stile in the opposite corner."

But when they got there - they were greeted by another snorting animal on the other side.

Dave says the two animals proceeded to square up to each other for the next forty-five minutes.

His attempt to make a dash for it and get help was stopped by one of the creatures, leaving him with a grazed hand: "We stayed there for around three quarters of an hour because I said to my girlfriend they'd go away after a while and get bored. But - no.

"They just made a few more attempts to get up on the stile. So, at that point, we figured out the hedge behind us was the safest bet.

"We got a few cuts and scratches from going through it. But that was our escape route."

Ian Johnson from the National Farmers Union in the southwest said: "All of us in the countryside have a part to play and we all have to be aware what's going on and we all have a duty of care.

"The fields are there to graze the animals. Yes there are footpaths, yes there are different ways of interpreting how to get from one side of the field to another.

"It's all there. Farmers know what they're supposed to do and what they're not supposed to do. If they've got any doubts at all about any of their stock they're supposed to keep it away from members of the public.

"But it's not always possible."

Scroll down to see Dave's video...

 

9:48am 12th September 2013

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