Owner unhappy after killing of runaway Littleton bull

Share
Owner unhappy after killing of runaway Littleton bull

Police and the owner of an escaped bull had to put the animal down Sunday when it endangered traffic.

A bull that escaped from a livestock auction and was on the run for several days in MA has died. In days since, the animal that weighs more than a ton was spotted in Groton and Ayer. Each time, police said it evaded capture.

The bull was spotted for the final time around 5:30 p.m.in the middle of the Great Road in Littleton, the same place he was nearly hit the night before by a driver. When police arrived it had moved off the street, and officials contacted the animal's owner, Terry Den Besten.

At this time, police said the sergeant shot the bull out of concern for the safety of drivers. When the animal began to roam back toward Great Road, however, the sergeant fired two shots at the bull.

"Out of concern for public safety, the owner made the hard decision to put down the bull", police said in a statement.

Police Chief Matthew King said the decision to shoot and kill the bull "did not come lightly".

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Paul Ryan recounts 'emotional' phone call with Steve Scalise
Hodgkinson, of Belleville, in Alexendria, Virginia, while members of the Republican Congressional Baseball team practiced. Thanks @SpeakerRyan and @JakeTapper for the prayers and encouragement - looking forward to being back when I'm able.

Vanguard Group Inc is the biggest holder of Apple Inc. (AAPL)
This buyback authorization permits the iPhone maker to repurchase up to 6.5% of its shares through open market purchases. It dived, as 90 investors sold AAPL shares while 975 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes.

UAE President Issues Excise Tax Decree
The tax is being implemented across the Gulf Cooperation Council following an agreement reached in December. UAE excise tax law will see some products taxed by up to 200 per cent. .

Thirty Seconds To Mars have finally released some new music
The band's last album Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams was released in 2013, and the group poked fun at their long absence with a amusing press release.

Institutional Ownership And Insider Trading At CVS Health Corporation (CVS)
Riverpoint Capital Management Llc increased Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 4,258 shares to 22,750 valued at $2.62M in 2016Q4. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company.

South Korean war games will begin on Monday: Pentagon
Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month that appeared to bring much of the U.S. within range. Russian Federation has also asked for the drills to stop but the United States has not backed down.

James Brokenshire to hold talks in Dublin tomorrow with Simon Coveney
Ultimately, it is for Northern Ireland's political parties to find a way to make this work", Mr Brokenshire said in a statement. Mr Coveney also said that sufficient progress on the future of the Irish border has not been made during Brexit talks.

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc
The Company owns and operates a fleet of land-based drilling rigs and a fleet of pressure pumping equipment in the United States. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an "overweight" rating on shares of Patterson-UTI Energy in a research note on Friday, April 28th.

Floods create chaos, cars seen floating in Mohali
The traffic police is finding it hard to regulate the traffic in Chandigarh and Mohali where commuters are straded for hours. In shocking scenes, people took to social media and posted videos of cars floating on the roads.

Hyundai to Make Santa Cruz Pickup Concept a Reality
But instead of only introducing more bland crossovers or SUVs, it's going with a goddamn small truck, according to Reuters . O'Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning at Hyundai's US operations.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.