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Washington state SWAT officer kills loose bull

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[January 28, 2010]  RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state SWAT officer shot and killed a young bull after deputies, the animal's owner and others failed in a five-hour attempt to stop it from running loose near Ridgefield.

Sgt. Steve Shea told The Vancouver Columbian officers decided to kill the animal Tuesday because it could have caused a collision on a road.

The escaped bull was running around Whipple Creek Regional Park.

The owner tried putting grain in a can and shaking it, but the bull allowed her to approach to only about 20 feet before bolting.

A Ridgefield woman riding a horse at the park tried to corral the bull but her horse spooked and bucked her off.

After the bull was shot, a rendering business pulled the carcass to the road and skinned it.


Information from: The Columbian,

[Associated Press]

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