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Holy cow Maura Derrane charged by bull during terrifying holiday incident

"The bull is coming my way. I’m trying to stop him"

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Maura Derrane

Maura Derrane

Maura Derrane

RTÉ’s Maura Derrane got the fright of her life this week after a bull charged at her in Inis Mór.

The Today host has been spending some time on her native island with her son Cal this summer before returning to the RTÉ studios in September.

She has been documenting her holiday on her Instagram account and shared some footage yesterday of her most recent adventure - a close encounter with an angry bovine.

In a video, the presenter spoke to her followers and explained that she was helping her uncle Pádraig move some animals into a different field.

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Maura was helping out on the farm

Maura was helping out on the farm

Maura was helping out on the farm

She explained: “So, we’re going to try and get a bull out of the field and he’s not going to want to go. There’s my uncle helping.

“Okay, here they come. We’re trying to get these guys out and put them into a different field.”

Maura’s uncle could be heard telling her to stay put while he attempted to control the bull.

“We’re trying to get them to go over to another field,” she said before the bull began charging at her as she was still holding her phone out.

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Maura Derrane

Maura Derrane

Maura Derrane

Maura tried her best to fend off the animal with a stick but eventually gave up and made a run for the nearest fence.

In a panicked voice, she shouted, “Oh sh*t Pádraig” as she narrowly avoided the charging bull.

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She captioned the series of videos: “Nearly got attacked by our bull today at home. #inismór #scary

“The bull is coming my way. I’m trying to stop him.

“The bull is running at me. Help!”

While the videos ended quite abruptly, leaving Maura's followers wondering if the she made it out alive, fans can take a deep breath as the TV host was completely unharmed in the incident.

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