Australia Tour guide gored by charging buffalo in attack in outback Northern Territory

13:36  17 july  2017
13:36  17 july  2017 Source:   ABC News

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A man is in hospital after taking the brunt of a charging buffalo to protect someone else, in a remote part of the Northern Territory.

A 61-year-old safari tour guide was attacked by the buffalo about 10:30am yesterday, around 170 kilometres north-west of Numbulwar.

It is believed the buffalo charged at another man who had fallen to the ground, when the tour guide threw himself between the buffalo and the man.

The tour guide suffered lacerations and suspected fractures, and had to be driven back to town before being flown to hospital.

Clinic staff from the town of Numbulwar travelled several hours to retrieve the injured man, before he was airlifted to Royal Darwin Hospital.

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northern territory . A 61-year-old man was flown to the Royal Darwin Hospital after he was gored by a buffalo on Sunday. It is believed the buffalo charged at another man who had fallen to the ground, when the tour guide put himself between the buffalo and the man.

A safari tour guide has been gored by a buffalo while trying to protect another man under attack in the Northern Territory ’s remote Arnhem Land. The 61-year-old man was airlifted 600km from a location northwest of Numbulwar after he was attacked about 10.30am on Sunday, CareFlight says.

He was flown 600km by Careflight services before arriving at 8:00pm last night in a stable condition.

It is not the first buffalo-related incident in the Northern Territory — another buffalo attack occurred in the same area nine months ago.

It is not known which tour company was operating the safari.

It is estimated 150,000 Asian swamp buffalo live in the Top End, with the majority of the population in Arnhem Land.

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