The Arizona Republic
Jan. 1, 2008 08:53 AM
An elderly Cave Creek man has been mauled by a buffalo that he had saddled and was attempting to ride, authorities said Tuesday. The 75-year-old victim, who name was not immediately released, was airlifted to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening, said John Kraetz, a district chief for Rural/Metro Fire Department. “He saddled up, got bucked off and was mauled,” Kraetz said.