Bull escapes California petting zoo, runs down busy road

By Ben Hooper
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Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Authorities in California captured a wayward bull that escaped from a petting zoo and ran down a busy street in Los Angeles County.

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station posted a photo to Facebook showing the bull strolling down a La Crescenta road next to a car in the late afternoon Saturday.


Sheriff's Lt. Mark Slater said the bull escaped from a petting zoo at a nearby pumpkin patch sometime after 5 p.m. Saturday.

"Deputies were forced to become cowboys and they herded the bull until his trainer arrived," the sheriff's station's Facebook post reads.

Slater said the deputies worked to corral the bull into a corner.

"We were initially trying to wrangle and get him into a safe location because he was meandering through traffic," he told the Los Angeles Times.

Slater said the bull's owner was able to lasso the bovine and lead it back to the petting zoo.

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