A hunter was left hospitalized with horrific wounds after the buffalo he was trying to kill carried out one final attack before dying.
Sharing his story and graphic injuries to Facebook, 35-year-old Chris McSherry from Gove in Australia revealed that he was bow hunting in Port Bradshaw - just off the northeast coast of the Northern Territory - when he spotted the 1700lbs beast.
Per The Sun, the dad-of-five said that he thought he had killed the water buffalo after hitting it with several arrows. However, when he went to check out his prey, the giant gored him twice, in a final attack that sent McSherry flying.Related - This isn't the first time a hunter has become the hunted:
McSherry says he was left with a hole the size of a can of Coke above his right knee, as well as an eight-inch gash under his buttocks.
Writing on Facebook, the hunter said: "Ok thought I would give an update on my situation for anyone interested.
"I was bow hunting on Saturday morning when I put a couple of arrows into a nice buff."
The father then says he followed the blood trail for "a few hundred meters" before he came across "the beast" stuck in a thick bush.
However, after his friend hit the buffalo with "a couple more bolts" from their crossbow (to "put the animal out of misery"), the buffalo charged at McSherry.
After suffering "some decent wounds", McSherry reveals that he was transported to Darwin hospital, where he has undergone two surgeries and may have to undergo further skin grafts.Pictures of Chris' injuries can be seen below (Warning - these are graphic and are not for the faint-hearted):
Concluding his post, McSherry wrote: "Buff is dead I'm alive (this time)and hope to be back with my family and friends soon.
"Thanks for all the well wishes on other posts I appreciate the love and support and will live to HUNT another day."
In a further update, McSherry's partner, Elenie Bromot, wrote on Facebook:
"Just wanted to give everyone an update, Chris Mcsherry is doing fine and is having surgery as we speak, thank you to everyone that has offered support to me and the girls and Ty, I am very grateful means a lot, and thank you to everyone thats has gone to see if he is ok in Darwin hospital, i really appreciate you all as i can not be there with him xoxo hopefully is home soon, will keep you updated. [sic]"
Bromot accompanied her post with a picture of McSherry in the back of an ambulance.
This certainly was a lucky escape for Chris!