Horrifying Explorations by Author Gordon Grice
Congrats! :>I heard that in the UK, the ones giving trouble are the Chinese water deer ("vampire deer") mauling dogs and all
I hadn't heard about that. Sounds like something for me to look into! The specific incident that prompted the Times to invite me was a vicious cow attack. I ended up talking mostly about the stags in Bushy Park and the red hartebeest incident in South Africa (as seen in the viral video I posted here not long ago).
What was it with that hartebees? Was it simply an accident?
People close to the situation, including the guy that got hit, are calling it a "collision," but it sure looks like an attack to me--or rather, a counterattack. These animals are apparently very territorial. Like many hoofed animals, they may perceive a lowered head as a challenge--as if you're offering to headbutt them. That's more or less the position the guy was in as he rode.
I should remember not to wear a helmet with horns should I ever visit South Africa, then :DInteresting, though. Who says one shouldn´t beware vegetarians as well? Even the not-so-scary ones.