Sunday, July 16, 2017

South Carolina: No bull! Bovine escapes capture in Boiling Springs

SOUTH CAROLINA -- A bull is on the run after escaping a pasture and hoofing it through Boiling Springs.

The bull was spotted Tuesday afternoon in the Sterling Estates neighborhood.

Jamie Nelson, director of Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement, said officers with his department tried to corral the bull for more than two hours.

They were joined in the effort by the S.C. Highway Patrol and Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

During the getaway, the bull stampeded into Cindi Knox and Phillip Ledesma’s yard, where he was confronted by a trooper. But that didn’t stop him.

7News is told officers pursued the bull on Highway 9.

“Most cops aren’t trained to be cowboys, but I give him credit,” Ledesma says. “That bull didn’t want any part of that. He looked at the trooper, and then just as quick as he could, ran along side of him and just ran south on our street out front here.”

Nelson said he was last seen near Tool Road off Valley Falls Road.

If you see the animal, you’re asked to call Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement at 864-596-3582 or 864-596-2222.


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