A young boy was excited to see a calf for the first time in his life and started running towards it, the mother cow was standing nearby though the boy was about to attack her calf and ran towards the boy. The auntie who was with the boy put herself in between the two and got injured from the incident. The local rescue team in Buriram Province received notification of a cow attack with an injured boy and woman. The incident took place on 9 November 2020 at Nang Rong District, Buriram.
They arrived to find villagers helping Somjit Kodmonka 49-year-old and a 1-year-old boy. The woman had a broken left leg with open wounds all on her body. The little boy had lost a fingernail and a cut on his back. Officers made sure they were safe before delivering them to the nearest hospital. Pisamai Yuthakul 53 year old who is Somjit’s sister stated the auntie and grandson live in Bangkok. They decided to visit relatives in their hometown, Buriram Province. Early in the morning, Pisamai was making breakfast in the kitchen. The auntie and grandson woke up and were taking a walk around the garden. Suddenly Pisamai heard someone crying for help. She ran outside and saw Somjit hugging the grandson, acting as a shield to protect him from a cow. The cow was attacking her, using its horns and trotters.
Pisamai was shocked but quickly pulled the cow out of the area. Somjit told her sister, the grandson heard the calf while taking a walk. He was so excited the little boy started running towards the calf. The mother cow believed this was an attack and ran into the boy’s back. The boy flew into the air before Somjit quickly covered his body against further attacks from the cow. The calf is only 20 days old, explaining why the mother cow was so protective. The cow ran directly to protect its baby and the rope tying the cow to a tree tore apart.