Bull escapes from livestock sale

CALGARY — Good thing there’s no china shops near Calgary’s Stampede grounds, home to the city’s annual rodeo and western-themed celebration.

CALGARY — Good thing there’s no china shops near Calgary’s Stampede grounds, home to the city’s annual rodeo and western-themed celebration.

An animal escaped from a sale of bulls on Monday and scooted through a downtown neighbourhood before it could be corralled.

The animal bolted towards a light rapid transit station that’s nearby.

Cattlemen were later able to lasso the wayward bull.

They tied the animal to a fence until it could be loaded into a truck.

Good thing there were some tough animal-wrangling hombres to rope that bull.

“We had our most experienced cattlemen there right away,” said Fraser. “It was rounded up as quickly as possible.”

Fraser said it’s unusual for a bull to get loose during a sale but it does happen.

“Animals are animals,” he said. “One of the things about bulls is that they are unpredictable.”“

Calgary police were called in for traffic control and no injuries were reported. The Calgary Stampede offers some of the richest prizes in North America to professional rodeo ropers, bull and bucking horse riders.

Residents dude up in western clothes each summer for the popular event.

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