Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Surprising Kind of Bullfight by Paul Wolber


A Surprising Kind of Bullfight
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 8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board $325 w/free shipping in US and Canada
To read the whole story or to purchase go to my blog HEREl

The fight was between two water buffalo bulls, not man against bull. The bulls are territorial so one would be sent up river in the water and the other would come down river. When they met, they would fight for territory. There were forty bulls in all to fight that day, so there were 20 runoff fights, then the winners would fight until all the bulls were eliminated except the grand champion winner and the fights lasted all day. A fight could last five minutes or in some cases half an hour. The bulls would sometimes lock horns and we saw several bulls lift his opponent off the ground by the horns. The bull that turned and ran was the loser and the one who stood his ground was the winner.
For the rest of the story go to my blog HEREl
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