Loose bull traveled between states

May 8, 2009 4:11:51 PM PDT
Authorities were able to wrangle a bull that was on the loose. "Once in a while, we've had some loose cows on the roadway, never a bull," Sgt. William Spencer of the Lopatcong Police said.

Sgt. Spencer was one of the many on the scene trying to wrangle a wayward bull who escaped from Phillipsburg High Agricultural Fair early Thursday morning.

The bull even swam across the Delaware River ? twice.

"He's been out of his cage for about two days; he's been in Pennsylvania, he's been in New Jersey," Sgt. Spencer said.

When attempts to lasso the bull failed, state wildlife officials were called in tranquilize the animal in a field in Phillipsburg.

Finally, after a 45 minute wait, the dazed bull went down and officials were able to collar him.

He'll be returned to his anonymous owner after having a wild run.

Once again, he is no longer on the loose, so there is no need to "steer clear."

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