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If You See a Bull on the Beach, Don't Do What This Person Did

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Editor’s Note: Our readers responded strongly to this story when it originally ran; we’re reposting it here in case you missed it.

This should probably go without saying, but apparently it doesn’t: If a bull wants your bag, just let it go.

There are very few people who this might not apply to. Farmers, maybe. Matadors. Runners in Pamplona. Even on the last count, you’d hope that even the thrill-seekers would just pull a “Frozen” and let it go.

If you’re a random woman on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, no. Just no. You’re not one of the people with a bull pass, let it be.

We’re talking about this, however, so guess how that ended?

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According to KTLA-TV, the video was taken on a beach in the resort town in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur on May 11.

The video, taken by María Leticia Montaño Casas, shows the bull already eating from a canopy that apparently belonged to the woman.

And what was she doing? Trying to lure it away. Because why not?

“Later in the video, the bull is still on the beach and eating from some bags left in the sand several feet from the woman’s campsite,” KTLA reported.

Do you think you could dodge a bull?

At that point, the woman decided to take the bags from the bull.

It’s not as if she didn’t have warning, mind you. If she forgot that bulls aren’t cuddly bunnies, say, there were bystanders to warn her.

“You are really playing with it right now. Please don’t do that,” one said.

“Jesus. Please get away, you’re not doing us any favors,” another chimed in.

At that point, this went exactly how you would expect it would; the bull gored the woman several times, charging the woman and hitting her with her horns.

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The woman lay in the fetal position as bystanders yelled at her to stay down. The bull then proceeded to stop.

It’s unclear what the extent of the woman’s injuries were.

This isn’t an uncommon event at Cabo San Lucas, either; according to KTTV-TV, officials said that the beach this was filmed at was in close proximity to cattle ranches, which makes encounters like this not uncommon.

Yet, you would think this would be common sense. A bull is, well, rather menacing up close. If one wishes to engage with a male bovine, it’s wise to either have heavy weaponry or experience dealing with huge toros, hopefully both.

This woman had neither. She had food. And how did it end up? You do the math and decide whether you want a fate like this for yourself.


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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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