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A farmer and his father were both killed by a furious bull who kept rescuers 45 minutes away before he was shot. The bull managed to keep rescuers away for 45 minutes before it could be shot and killed eight times by the police

Raging bull of 1,320 pounds kills farmer and his 87-year-old father stands over bodies for 45 minutes before police shoot him in Germany

  • Father and son are killed by a 94 stone bull on their farm in Bavaria, Germany
  • Boer, 60, had not come home, so his mother and father went looking for him
  • His older father, 84 years old, was also attacked by the angry animal and died too
  • The bull kept rescuers away 45 minutes before the animal was shot by the police
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A German farmer and his father were both killed by a furious bull that kept rescuers 45 minutes away before it was finally shot.

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Father and son, both named Josef Schoenberger, aged 60 and 87, were killed by the animal on a meadow in Gleissenberg, in the countryside of Bavaria, Germany.

The farmer, 60 years old, had started checking the herd but could not return home as expected.

A farmer and his father were both killed by a furious bull who kept rescuers 45 minutes away before he was shot. The bull managed to keep rescuers away for 45 minutes before it could be shot and killed eight times by the police

A farmer and his father were both killed by a furious bull who kept rescuers 45 minutes away before he was shot. The bull managed to keep rescuers away for 45 minutes before it could be shot and killed eight times by the police

His father Josef, 87, and his elderly mother went looking for him.

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When the older man went into the meadow, he didn't even have time to see the danger before he was attacked by the bull.

The wife of the 87-year-old who did not enter the field and then raised the alarm, but rescuers could not initially reach the two men because of the angry bull.

The bull managed to keep rescuers away for 45 minutes before it could be shot and killed eight times by the police.

Josef Schoenberger

Josef Schoenberger

Josef Schoenberger

Josef Schoenberger

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Father and son, both named Josef Schoenberger, age 60 and 87, were killed by the animal on a meadow in Gleissenberg, in the countryside of Bavaria, Germany

The bull is believed to behave aggressively because he had a number of calves in his herd and felt threatened by the two men. A stock photo of a bull is pictured above [file photo]

The bull is believed to behave aggressively because he had a number of calves in his herd and felt threatened by the two men. A stock photo of a bull is pictured above [file photo]

The bull is believed to behave aggressively because he had a number of calves in his herd and felt threatened by the two men. A stock photo of a bull is pictured above [file photo]

A police spokeswoman defended the time it took to kill the animal and said the police weapons were not powerful enough to take down the stone animal.

The bull was about 80 meters away from the officers in the middle of the field with his herd.

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The distance weakened the power of the nine millimeter pistols that the officers had.

She admitted that they also had a machine gun, but this was also nine millimeters, and therefore would not have had the opportunity to significantly harm the bull.

Instead, they had to wait until police officers came about 12 kilometers away with a G3 assault rifle. Even then, eight bullets were needed to kill the animal.

The bull is believed to behave aggressively because he had a number of calves in his herd and felt threatened by the two men.

The police noted that the farmer was very experienced and regularly checked the animals on the pasture and had never encountered any problems.

The meadow where the incident took place is shown above. The young son, 60, had started checking the herd but could not return home as expected. His father Josef, 87, and his elderly mother went looking for him
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The meadow where the incident took place is shown above. The young son, 60, had started checking the herd but could not return home as expected. His father Josef, 87, and his elderly mother went looking for him

The meadow where the incident took place is shown above. The young son, 60, had started checking the herd but could not return home as expected. His father Josef, 87, and his elderly mother went looking for him

An official is shown at the location of the incident. A police spokeswoman defended the time needed to kill the animal and said the police weapons were not powerful enough to take down the 94 stone animal

An official is shown at the location of the incident. A police spokeswoman defended the time needed to kill the animal and said the police weapons were not powerful enough to take down the 94 stone animal

An official is shown at the location of the incident. A police spokeswoman defended the time needed to kill the animal and said the police weapons were not powerful enough to take down the 94 stone animal

The police spokeswoman admitted that the police also had a machine gun, but this was also nine millimeters and therefore would not have had any possibility of significantly damaging the bull. Instead, they had to wait until police officers came about 12 kilometers away with a G3 assault rifle

The police spokeswoman admitted that the police also had a machine gun, but this was also nine millimeters and therefore would not have had any possibility of significantly damaging the bull. Instead, they had to wait until police officers came about 12 kilometers away with a G3 assault rifle

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The police spokeswoman admitted that the police also had a machine gun, but this was also nine millimeters and therefore would not have had any possibility of significantly damaging the bull. Instead, they had to wait until police officers came about 12 kilometers away with a G3 assault rifle

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