PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man suffered leg injuries when he was trampled by water buffalo at a feed lot near the town of Damascus just south of Portland.

The 50-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, was airlifted to a Portland hospital for treatment of injuries and puncture wounds to his legs described as "nonlife-threatening."

Steve McAdoo, spokesman for Clackamas Fire District 1, said the man had moved three buffalo onto the back of a truck about 9 a.m. Monday before the animals burst back out, knocking him down and trampling him.

A co-worker called 911 as the buffalo ambled back toward their pen.

McAdoo said each of the water buffalo weighs about 1,200 pounds.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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