Wednesday 18 October 2017

Anyone in? Bull visits on the hoof

Colin O'Carroll

IS there anybody home?

Onlookers were left stunned when a bull decided to go for a wander through the suburbs of Enniskillen in Fermanagh.

The animal is believed to have escaped from a trailer parked nearby and then ambled around local houses, trampling over gardens and flowerbeds along the busy road.

Bewildered residents could only stand back and watch in amazement as the brazen bull hoofed it past their homes.

At one point, it stopped at a neat little cottage and stared in the front door. But luckily for the residents, they didn't come to see who was calling.

Police attending the scene of a minor road traffic accident just up the road were called in to help, but maintained a discreet presence in an effort so as not to spook the bull. However, the officers put a tail on the animal when it galloped away.

Local man Ray Bell spotted the bull escaping from its owner's trailer.

"I saw him coming out, and he ran straight into a garden opposite my house," he said.

While in the neighbour's garden the bull trampled over the lawn and knocked over flowerpots, before peering through the window.

"It was standing in front of the door just looking in at itself, admiring itself in the door -- it was so funny," laughed Ann Maguire, another neighbour.

The animal was later captured and removed unharmed.

After its outing, it's not clear if it will face a grilling when it gets home.

Irish Independent

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