An update on the bull that was loose this morning: our Animal Control team is taking it to a livestock vet to get checked out and then Horsemans Park to be housed until we can get it either back to its owner or rehomed. pic.twitter.com/9zkQQ81cn4— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) February 14, 2018
Feb. 15 (UPI) -- An escaped bull that stampeded through Las Vegas was eventually captured by police with help from animal control officers and a lasso-wielding cowboy on horseback.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the bull was seen running loose in a residential neighborhood about 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and the 800-1,200 pound animal led police on an hours-long chase through the city.
Police enlisted the help of Henderson police, animal control officers and a civilian cowboy with a lasso and a horse.
An off-duty officer with livestock experience was eventually able to corral the bull into a trailer about 7 a.m., police said.
No injuries were reported from the bull's time on the loose.
Police said the bull was checked out by a livestock veterinarian and will be housed at Horseman's Park until its owners can be found.