Prineville Police capture runaway bull (story with video)

Police followed a bull for ten blocks before finally capturing it Wednesday, according to a release from the Prineville Police Department.

On Aug. 2 at 2:49 p.m., officers responded to a report of a Black Angus bull which had escaped the Hometown Animal Hospital, located at 1255 NE 3rd St.

The bull was reported to have gotten over a fence, and officers followed the bull as it was running in and out of traffic along NE 3rd St. to NE Combs Flat Road.

Prineville Police apprehended a runaway bull who had escaped an animal hospital on Aug. 2, 2017. Photo taken from video provided by Prineville Police Department.

The bull evaded police for a distance of about ten city blocks until officers cornered the bull in the yard of a home near SE Kramer Lane.

Police used a tranquilizer dart provided by staff of Hometown Animal Hospital to subdue the bull, who was loaded into a stock trailer.

Video of a portion of the incident can be viewed here.

Prineville Police would like to thank two ranchers who helped load the bull into the trailer, the employees of Hometown Animal Hospital and the Crook County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.

The bull was not harmed during the incident, and no injuries or property damage were reported.