Wandering Littleton bull found, shot to death as a risk to motorist safety

Littleton Police report the death this afternoon of the bull that had been wandering the countryside for several days after it escaped a livestock auction.

Police report a sergeant responding to a report of the bull standing in the middle of Great Road around 5:30 p.m. today arrived to find it had moved off that thoroughfare and onto a side street. When it began moving back towards Great Road, the sergeant decided to shoot the bull because of the risk he would pose to motorists.

The bull's owner then arrived and fired a third, and fatal, shot.

In a statement, Police Chief Matthew King said:

This decision did not come lightly. Littleton Police and the bull's owner acted out of concern for people in the neighborhood and drivers in the area.

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Who wants

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steak?

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Ever notice?

There's never a cowboy around when you need one.

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But ... but ...

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I have a truck and listen to country music.

Doesn't that count?

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They had to do it.

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The steaks that something would go wrong were just too high.

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"less brutal alternatives"

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Bulls are not very easy to manage. While there are a few exceptions, for the most part they are hostile, territorial and dangerous -- you can't just walk up to them and throw a halter on them. I'm sure this bull had an owner, and if it were possible to corral it through a "less brutal alternative", that would have been taken.

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My technique

I would have lured him in with a hot looking cow.
Never fails, regardless of species.

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