In case you weren’t already aware of the fact; messing with bulls is dangerous. The Pamplona Bull Run in Spain and bull fighting events across the world show you that you risk a bull goring if you get too close to these tough guys.
The Bottom Horning
I have to admit that I don’t know how this ended or how badly the guy was injured. However, it seems safe to suggest that a bottom horning like this isn’t going to leave you sitting very comfortably afterwards.
The Close Shave
This wasn’t an actual bull goring but it was very close to one. The guy who is being taken for a ride just got tossed up in the air by his buddy the bull. I bet he got the fright of his life, though.
The Flying Escape
By this point you may have noticed that we’ve been looking more at amusing bull gorings rather than horrible how-did-the-horn-get-in-there ones. Don’t worry though. We’ll be getting gruesome in a minute or two. I just want to give you time to finish whatever you’re eating.
The Ripping Gore
This guy took a hell of a beating at the hands of a bull, it would appear. Even his clothes got ripped off him. Some animal rights activists love photos like this, as they see the animal get its own back on those pesky humans. What do you think of it? Sweet revenge for the bull or a shame for the guy?
The Stomach Goring
Ok, so we are onto the really gory stuff now. This horrible incident at the San Isidro festival left the matador with a gaping hole in the stomach and in a serious condition. He appears to have survived but I’m not so sure about the bull.
The San Isidro Carnage
This photo is also from the San Isidro festival. The 2014 event ended up getting cutting short, as a succession of raging bulls gored every one of the 3 matadors on the bill one after another. It ended up in scenes of absolute carnage, with bloodied bulls fighting back and tossing matadors about like rag dolls. This is the first matador on the bill.
More San Isidro Carnage
This is the second matador from that ill-fated San Isidro event. He killed the bull that had gored the first matador but he looks helpless here as the second one takes him out.
The Last Matador Left
The last matador on the bill at the bloody San Isidro event killed the bull that had attacked the second matador (are you keeping up here?) but was then gored by the next one. At least the spectators got their money’s worth that day.
Just Another Horrible Bull Goring
One thing you may have noticed in many of these pictures is that bulls tend to rake their horns upwards as they attack. What this means is that anyone who wants to mess with them runs the very serious risk of getting a horn plunged in a delicate area. Not nice.
The Worst Bull Goring
I just couldn’t leave out this picture. This is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen, as matador Julio Aparicio gets a horn right in the throat. Good lord, that must have hurt just a little bit.