What could possibly go wrong?

June 1, 2006

Bad news for folks who desperately want to be trampled or gored by a large animal… You’re probably going to have to go to Spain and throw yourself down in front of a charging bull in Pamplona, because the U.S. version of that macho rite of passage just isn’t going to happen.

There had been plans to duplicate the famous running of the bulls, this time with buffalo charging through Deadwood, South Dakota.  In this wild west town,  where gunslingers once faced off and where Wild Bill Hickok was gunned down, and where people took what they wanted and made their own rules, what could possibly force them to shelve plans for an annual buffalo run?

“They were mostly worried about liability insurance,” a town official told Reuters.  Come back, Wild Bill!  Here’s the story:bullls300.jpg

A runner falls in front of a bull during San Fermin’s last bull run in Pamplona’s bullring July 14, 2005. REUTERS/Vincent West 

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