Escape bull captured after wild run in Vegas neighborhood
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas captured an escape bull that went on a wild run for several hours in a neighborhood northwest of downtown.
Las Vegas police tried to tranquilize the animal but failed shortly after it was reported on the loose at about 3 a.m. Wednesday near Rancho and Vegas boulevards.
Henderson police and animal control officers joined the chase, and a civilian who works with bulls attempted to lasso it, but that didn’t work either.
Eventually, an off-duty officer who works with livestock was able to corral the bull into a trailer without anyone getting hurt at about 7 a.m.
The bull — estimated to weigh about 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms) — was tagged and currently is in the custody of Animal Control.
Police are trying to find its owner in the neighborhood where some residents raise livestock.