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December 30, 2010

900-pound bull runs wild along Route 11

DANVILLE — A 900-pound bull being transported to slaughter escaped Wednesday morning and led his owner and authorities on a two-mile, hour-long chase through two townships.

Wayne Myers, of Bald Top, Montour County, was en route to the butcher with the raging 2-year-old bull when he stopped at a red light near the Danville Middle School on Route 11.

Then the 900-pound animal made a break for it, he said.

“I have no idea how he got out,” Myers said. “He broke free and took off.”

Bulls can also reach speeds up to 17 mph, some scientists say.

Joining in the chase were Mahoning Township and Danville police, and Danville fire police.

“I grew up on a farm, so I saw these kind of things many times,” Danville police officer J.D. Stanley said. “It’s one of those incidents you put in your book at the end of your career.”

The bull fled Mahoning Township, Montour County, and ran at least two miles into Point Township, Northumberland County, before ultimately being shot and killed by its owners.

“That,” Myer said, “was going to be the meat for the rest of the year. Now it will just be hamburger.”

Meat from a shot steer can possibly be saved, said Bob Taylor, of Taylor’s Meats and Deli, in Northumberland.

“It depends on how much damage was done to the animal,” Taylor said Wednesday.

“You may end up with some meat, and it could be mostly hamburger.”

In 2007, two Herefords escaped when a trailer carrying the two cows somehow popped open near Routes 11 and 54, in Danville. They were eventually shot by police after being on the loose for 90 minutes.

 

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