Man Killed by Bison

Authorities are calling it a freak accident.

A Florala man was fatally gored by a bison as he and his son tried to corral the 2,000 pound animal at their farm.

70-year-old John Daniel Harigan was killed Wednesday on his property in rural Covington County while trying to load the bison on a livestock trailer for sale.

The son tried frantically to distract the bison and help his father, but the elderly man bled to death before help could arrive.

Anderson said Harigan is the only herder of bison in the region and that the family's farm address, 2229 Bison Lane, was named after the breed.


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