Just like last month’s wandering ostrich, a bull escaped from a local farmer’s field on Saturday and began to roam free . Unlike the ostrich, this bull got pumped full of lead, and was taken down by eight shots from the Hefei SWAT team.
The bull was on the lam from Saturday night until Sunday afternoon, when its rein of terror finally came to an end, as AnhuiNews and China Daily report:
The bull was part of a herd of cattle sent to the farm from Hebei province and went wild when it was unloaded from the transport truck [Saturday] night. It attacked farm workers and ran out of the farm. By the following afternoon, the bull could still not be brought under control and police killed it at about 1:30 pm on Sunday with eight shots from a submachine gun.
The photo above, courtesy of China Daily, shows the bull attacking a farmworker on Sunday afternoon, in a bid to turn Hefei into his own private Pamplona. While this author’s gut reaction to the story was “SWAT team over-reacts, kills confused animal,” one has to feel some sympathy for the absolutely pants-shitting terror of that farmer who, apparently, miraculously, escaped unharmed.