Oct. 10 (UPI) — A Canadian hunter was attacked by the moose he shot and had to be airlifted out of the woods for medical treatment.
“I’ve got hoof prints in my forehead,” hunter Rodney Buffett told the St. John‘s Morning Show after leaving the hospital Monday.
Buffett was with his fiancee on Newfoundland’s south coast when he saw the moose and fired a shot, reported the CBC. The shot hit and the moose went down. Buffett, who’s an avid hunter and has several photos of his hunting endeavors on his Facebook page, went up to the animal to begin carving it. But the moose got up.
“I thought he was dead,” Buffett said.
The moose lunged at Buffett, knocking him down and proceeded to stomp on him.
“I held onto his antlers and tried to steer him away, but it seemed like forever,” he said.
Buffett was able to kick the moose a few times and the animal took off. But he was so injured, he couldn’t move and a medical helicopter was called in to take him to the hospital, where he was treated and released shortly after.