Cow Rammed with Truck to Stop Attack on Rancher

Dairy cows wait to be milked at the Rob-N-Cin farm Sept. 29, 2010, in West Bend, Wis. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images) generic cow Getty Images

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A woman rammed her truck into a cow that attacked her husband as he repaired a fence New Year's Day in St. Lucie County.

Authorities said Tuesday that 70-year-old Oscar Wilcox apparently shot the cow but dropped his weapon during the attack.

His wife heard his screams, drove to the area and hit the cow several times with the truck. Then, she picked up the pistol loaded with "ratshot" and shot the cow a couple of times in the face.

The woman, who was not identified in the police report, told authorities the cow had always been nasty and had attacked her about a week earlier.

Wilcox was treated at a local hospital. The cow was contained in the pasture.

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