A Nelson trail bike rider has received international
attention for a video showing him being confronted by an
Marty Todd's YouTube video, in which a surly ram prevents him
from riding up a dirt track, has gone viral after being
featured on CNN and the UK's Daily Mail website.
"I was riding my trail bike up a hill when I came across this
grumpy old ram with huge horns," Mr Todd said.
"It charged my bike then started attacking me, surprisingly
Mr Todd said he couldn't turn his trail bike around as he was
on a steep hill and if he did the ram would have charged him
side on which could have broken his leg.
"This guy is known for his aggression and attacks for no
reason, he's even attacked a group of pig hunting dogs.
"In the end I had to pick up a branch and wave it in front of
him, he didn't like the noise and backed off enough for me to
make my escape."
- Brendan Manning of APNZ