Bio: Borgemoen, Victor (Attacked by Bull - 1951)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Borgemoen, Stanley, Holub

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/17/1951

Curtiss Man is Attacked by Bull

Victor Borgemoen of Curtiss, Wisconsin, is in the Neillsville hospital, recovering from an encounter with a hostile bull. He has abrasions on the left side, front and back, where he was scraped by the bull’s horns. He was given a bad shaking up when the bull tossed him. Thrown against a fence, he gathered up a long and painful sliver on the outer side of his right hand, and a gash on the fleshy side of the right hand.

Mr. Borgemoen was working at the Neillsville stockyard late Monday afternoon. He was loading a truck, working with Allen Stanley. He went back into the yards to get a Guernsey bull; had a rope on the bull and was starting to lead him out of the pen and toward the center lane.

The bull had other ideas. He suddenly lunged at Mr. Borgemoen and tossed him into the air. What happened after that has been told by Mr. Borgemoen, but he was on the receiving end and the story was not entirely coherent. He thinks the bull tossed him twice. Then the bull caught him on the left side, with one horn at his back and another in front, and shoved him hard against the fence and along it. It was at this point that he gathered up the big sliver and the gash in his right hand.

Mr. Borgemoen was dazed, but he regained his senses sufficiently to see that bull standing over him and glaring at him. He was on the west side of the pen, and so was the bull. His first impulse was to get away from there. Wounded as he was, he dragged himself across the rough and dirty pen to the fence along the east side, and climbed up the fence to the top rail.

Meanwhile, as soon as he realized his danger, Victor gave terrified shouts. First to heed was Allen Stanley, working in the truck. The cries were loud enough to bring from the Farmers Union on the run Ervin Holub. When they reached the scene, Borgemoen had reached the east fence and was climbing it.

The two men secured the bull and rushed Borgemoen away for surgical attendance and hospitalization.



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