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Loose Bull Gives Grand Prairie Animal Control The Slip

By Robbie Owens, CBS 11 News
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A bull on the loose in Grand Prairie. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

A bull on the loose in Grand Prairie. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

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GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) – A bull on the loose in Grand Prairie is proving to be a ‘bear’ of a problem. Drivers spotted the runaway bull in the HOV lane Friday morning, near Lone Star Park.

As of Friday afternoon, the bull continued to give animal control officers the slip.

“This is just what I need this morning,” said Tuck Whitaker with Master Made Feeds.

Whitaker makes a living off of livestock but a loose bull in his parking lot is an entirely different matter. “It’s kind of interrupted the day, to say the least,” he said.

The bull was first spotted in the I-30 HOV lane, during which time it was almost hit by an 18-wheeler.

But, when officers gave chase, the bull gave them the slip. The animal dashed into the feed store parking lot and pretty much had the run of things.

“Give him the right of way… that’d be the thing to do. Get out of his way,” suggested Jerry Horn with Grand Prairie Animal Enforcement. “He’s going to do a whole lot more damage to you than you can do to him, that’s for sure.”

It’s a lesson officer Horn learned the hard way. “He [the bull] actually stroked his feet on the ground and at that time, I started to back up, but he was so fast and aggressive, he just ran me right over,” recalled Horn.

The situation might have been funny in a Saturday morning cartoon, not so much if a 1,000-pound angry bull is bearing down on you.

“He charged me, kind of threw me for a summersault and I landed on the ground and the bull darted to the back of the parking lot,” said horn. And at that time, we left him alone and tried to get more help.”

Thankfully, Horn wasn’t hurt and the hunt was on.

While officers continue to follow the bull’s tracks and other ‘hot tips’ so far the bull’s getting the best of them.

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