Rapid City Journal
A Nebraska bull that escaped from the Black Hills Stock Show on Sunday afternoon was able to take a scenic tour of downtown Rapid City before being captured.
The 1,200-pound bull, which will participate in the Chi-Influenced Show on Saturday, was being loaded into a stall at the Central States Fairgrounds when it bolted and took off down the bike path, said show General Manager Ron Jeffries.
It headed northwest, through Memorial Park and Rapid Creek, before stopping at the Executive Golf Course, where it was captured by rodeo cowboys. The chase covered 2.3 miles, and the entire episode was over within an hour, Jeffries said.
“The bull was running down the bike path at the same time that the rodeo finished, so there were some mounted Cowboys that took off after it and roped it,” he said.
In his 20 years with the stock show, Jeffries said he has seen about four other animal escapes, which can become a safety issue. Fortunately, he said, there are always a lot of ranchers around who are adept at handling such situations.Rapid City police also participated in the chase, as seen on a video on social media.
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