Tuesday, July 22, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 19 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Bull chased by hunting dogs injures Waimanalo man

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:57 a.m. HST, Jul 18, 2012

A man in his 50s was seriously injured by a runaway bull Tuesday on Kalanianaole Highway in Waimanalo.

Police said a man was hunting with his four dogs in an area where the bull was grazing when the dogs attacked the bull, causing it to flee into a yard on Kalanianaole about 4:50 p.m.

A resident saw the bull running in his yard and alerted his father, who was later injured and taken to the hospital with head injuries and abrasions, police said.

Emergency radio reports said the bull had hit the man. An Emergency Medical Services supervisor said the man was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Police said the bull was “put down.”

 Print   Email   Comment | View 19 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
s_manuwai wrote:
What were the hunting dogs doing on New Town ranch's property to begin with. The bull paid the ultimate price after being attacked and antagonized by the dogs. Feel really bad for the guy that took it from the pissed off bull. Hope he recovers okay. But you gotta feel bad for the bull too. He was only doing what humans bred him to do. No winners in this situation.
on July 17,2012 | 10:44PM
awahana wrote:
So the hunter who cannot control his dogs, attacks a bull, minding his own business, grazing, and then the bull gets murdered by law enforcement?
Where's the righteousness in that?
Maybe that the human who created this entire mess is now in the hospital? What about the innocent bull? Reminds me of the pet pigs that were attacked in their own yard by hunters as well. Time to restrict these hunters without a clue.
Can the SPCA comment?
on July 17,2012 | 10:49PM
bender wrote:
It's irresponsible hunters like this that give all hunters a bad name, and then elicits comments like yours. Put the blame where it is, on the hunter, not the dogs and and not all hunters. The hunters I know pack up their dogs and head home if the find loose cattle in the designated hunting areas. This guy was obviously not in a designated hunting area. I wonder if the community can identify him, he should be responsible for hospital bills and the value of the bull. If they can, DLNR should also cite him for hunting in a non hunting area. The bad hunters among us need to get the message.
on July 18,2012 | 05:40AM
yamaco wrote:
They should outlaw hunting with dogs and I thought it was illegal to hunt bulls.
on July 18,2012 | 12:03AM
LMO wrote:
They should have put down those dogs.
on July 18,2012 | 02:13AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I agree. Why take it out on the bull when he did nothing wrong? Those dogs should have been put down. At least he won't have those dogs and maybe not even his house when the injured man sues the pants off of him.
on July 18,2012 | 03:33AM
Macadamiamac wrote:
The cops should have put the hunter down.
on July 18,2012 | 07:10AM
kailua_hi wrote:
And the dogs owner
on July 18,2012 | 08:15AM
Classic_59Chevy wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on July 18,2012 | 04:35AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
It's not the dogs that should be put down. They're just doing what they've been trained to do. It's the owner of the dog that needs to be arrested and charged.
on July 18,2012 | 08:10AM
kainalu wrote:
Time for our legislature to start formulating some strict laws when it comes to hunters and their dogs. First a horse, now a bull, next it will be a child - mark my words. Wake up lawmakers, time to regulate the heck out of hunters using dogs.
on July 18,2012 | 07:34AM
control wrote:
People and pets on trails have been attacked and intimidated for years so not the first or the last. Someone has to die fires before action is take.
on July 18,2012 | 07:43AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
OK, obvious question is why was the bull put down? The owner of the dogs should be penalized, not the bull. Sad to see a good animal put down.
on July 18,2012 | 08:09AM
So who was injured? Was it the hunter, the resident or the resident's father? Please provide clear and concise information SA!
on July 18,2012 | 08:54AM
lowtone123 wrote:
"A resident saw the bull running in his yard and alerted his father, who was later injured and taken to the hospital with head injuries and abrasions, police said".
on July 18,2012 | 12:15PM
entrkn wrote:
We sure are having a lot of problems with hunting dogs these days...
on July 18,2012 | 09:40AM
Peacenik wrote:
Agree with most posters, should've put the dogs down. Bull accidently injured man while avoided being killed or maimed by dogs. Starting to hate dogs with they're murdering instinct of killing birds, pigs, horses and what not. Spare us the cutie cute photos on the internet and papers.
on July 18,2012 | 10:23AM
nitpikker wrote:
you gotta wonder. these are the incidents that make the news. what about all the ones that don't get reported?? too many irresponsible people!!
on July 18,2012 | 11:32AM
lowtone123 wrote:
What was the hunter and his dogs doing on private property? I'm assuming the bull was grazing on private property.
on July 18,2012 | 12:16PM
Papakolea wrote:
This story was disgusting. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/16140434/hunting-dogs-maul-hikers-pet
on July 18,2012 | 12:34PM
Breaking News
Wassup Wit Dat!
Silver Pockets Full

Political Radar

Political Radar

Island Crafters
Christmas in July

Political Radar
IBEW endorsement

Warrior Beat
Travel day

Small Talk
Counting coins