Woman attacked by buffalo in Sydney
A woman in her 40s has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a buffalo in southwestern Sydney on Monday.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman told NCA NewsWire that paramedics were called to Campbelltown Rd in Denham Court just before 1pm on Monday. They treated a woman in her 40s for an injury to her upper leg.
She was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.
Neighbour Stefan Murphy told NCA NewsWire he believed the woman was visiting the property, as there were extra cars there that morning.
He said multiple buffalo live on the property, but he’d never heard of an attack before.
“They have some pretty big ones,” he said. “They’re usually locked in.”
Mr Murphy said the woman was most likely playing around in a paddock, not realising the buffalo had been moved there when it attacked.
“I saw her getting taken into the ambulance, she seemed all right,” he said.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Audie Jousif said it was an unusual incident.
“We attend quite a few jobs involving animals but being called to a buffalo attack in Sydney is one of the more unusual incidents,” she said.
“These types of jobs can be really quite challenging for paramedics, especially with the possibility of an angry buffalo lurking close by – they need to be able to get to the patient quickly but have to ensure they are not putting themselves in harm’s way.
“Our paramedics did a fantastic job in getting to this lady and providing the best possible care.”