Jogger attacked by an ox in the Gaspé

News 21 March, 2018
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    Laura Chouinard joggait in the company of his German shepherd when she was attacked by an ox.

    Stephanie Gendron

    Wednesday, 21 march, 2018 09:58

    Wednesday, march 21, 2018 11:25

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    A lady of 69 years old from Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia, in the Gaspé, has been charged half a dozen times by an ox who was on her way while she was running.

    Laura Chouinard believes that it is well from his mishap unusual thanks to his excellent physical condition.

    On Tuesday, around 15: 45, then she was going to go for a run with his German shepherd in the rang Saint-Louis, near her home, Ms. Chouinard has crossed the path of an ox without horns, a steer about 2 years ago.

    Of the cars circulating in this place, and Mrs. Chouinard reported that his “only fear, at this time, was that he causes an accident”.

    The jogger and motorists have tried to scare the animal, making a noise and pushing back slightly.

    However, the beef was instead given a few strokes of the leg on the ground before zeroing in to Ms. Chouinard.

    In the sternum

    “He gave me a headbutt in the sternum”, she says. It is estimated that he gave him half-a-dozen blows, for two to three minutes, the forming roll 30 to 40 feet.

    “All I kept thinking was: “Check your head! Check your head!” says the lady who is reminded of the concepts of martial arts acquired 20 years ago to protect herself as best as she could. She tells of having seen his actions and those of his beef in slow motion.

    As she was screaming, neighbors and motorists came. According to Mrs. Chouinard, a driver has managed to frighten the animal with his truck, which left the victim with time to climb on a snow bank. It is finally a neighbor on his tractor, that definitely scares away the beef.


    She was transported by ambulance to the hospital of Campbellton, where he has passed all x-rays possible. “There were no fractures, but lots of bruises. This morning [Wednesday], I’m especially sore. I attribute my successful exit from this story to my excellent physical condition”, said the one, soon to be 70-year-old is training for a half marathon.

    Laura Chouinard spoke with the owner of the ox, which was very uncomfortable, but she ensures that she does not want him at all. The animal would have broken a pole to escape. It is not known if it has attacked Ms. Chouinard because she was walking with her dog, which was, however, shown no sign of aggression, or if he felt threatened by the people who were trying to keep it off the road. The owner will dispose of the beef in question.