DURHAM, Maine, April 8 (UPI) -- A Maine teenager who was injured by a bull that escaped from his family's pen said he will have the last laugh when he eats the animal.
Vinnie Huntington, 17, of Durham, said he suffered two dislocated shoulders, two puncture wounds
to his back and multiple minor injuries Monday when a bull escaped from its pen on his family's farm and attacked him, WMTW-TV, Portland, Maine, reported.
"I shouldn't have been that close to him, you know, trying to whip him in," Huntington said. "I should have jumped on the fence to start with, but I didn't want him going after my mom, who was on the fence next to him."
Huntington, who was rescued from the bull by his mother and a neighbor, said the 1,800 pound bull was shot shortly after the incident.
The teenager said he hopes to be released from the hospital Thursday so he can sit down with his family for some fresh beef.
"We were probably going to eat him eventually, but now that this has happened, he's already been cut up," Huntington said. "I'm going to enjoy it, too."