Man watches in horror as bull tramples, kills father

A MAN watched in horror as his elderly father was trampled to death by a bull near Rathdowney.

Des Johnson, 73, and his son Graham were immunising cattle on a property at Barney View on Wednesday when the incident happened.

Paramedics were called but were unable to save Mr Johnson Sr.

Science Rim Councillor Rick Stanfield said it was a tragic accident.

"Working with animals can be dangerous," he said.

"Bulls, when they are entering the breeding season, are pretty full of themselves. They can march straight through you."

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Man killed after being charged by bull

AN elderly man has died of serious head injuries after he was charged by a bull on a property west of Brisbane.

Police said the 73-year-old local man had been working with the bull at the Barney View property, in the Scenic Rim region, at about 11.20am on Wednesday.

He suffered serious head injuries and died at the scene, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed.



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