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Wrangler Catches Loose Bull in Apex

Posted September 8, 2007 6:04 p.m. EDT

— To catch someone on the run, on Friday, the Apex Police called in an expert: a bull wrangler.

Apex police located a 1,800-pound rodeo bull, named Bone Collector, in a field off Tingen Road around 8 p.m. and then turned the situation over to the Apex Veterinary Hospital.

A bull wrangler from Salisbury was called in to bring in Bone Collector. The wrangler managed to get the bull to walk onto a trailer without further incident.

The bull had broken through a fence at the hospital on East Williams Street around 2:30 p.m. In the course of his escape, he broke through two fences and a set of stocks.

Dr. Cindy Eaton, with the hospital, described Bone Collector as a "feisty one."

A veterinary checked out Bull Collector and sent him home to Mount Airy.