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Deputies Put Down 'Dangerous Bull' Loose Near Klamath Falls

An agitated bull got loose from the auction and headed for the city before Sheriff's deputies tracked it down.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2018 3:57 PM
Updated: Nov. 20, 2018 4:12 PM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Deputies put down a rampaging bull near the city of Klamath Falls on Monday after the bovine got loose, according to the Klamath County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

Around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, KCSO said it was notified of a bull that had escaped the Klamath Livestock Auction on Laverne and Tingley Lane by "breaking through and/or jumping multiple fences."

The owner of the bull apparently warned authorities that the bovine was dangerous and needed to be stopped before anyone was injured.

When deputies arrived, they learned that the bull had headed in the direction of the City of Klamath Falls via the central railroad yards and had "charged at multiple people including railway employees."

Five deputies search for the bull for about 45 minutes, according to KCSO. Eventually, they tracked the "very large and angry bull" to a large, grassy marsh area more than halfway toward the city.

The bull was "either stuck or hiding in 7-8’ tall reeds and was put down in order to prevent serious injury to citizens," KCSO said.

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