UPDATE: “Extremely Dangerous” Bull Put Down in Decatur

Valley Stockyard workers after the search. (Photo: William Szczepanski/WHNT News 19)

Valley Stockyard workers after the search. (Photo: William Szczepanski/WHNT News 19)

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Not a story you hear every day… Police in Decatur urged some residents to stay inside their homes while police tried to wrangle a loose bull.

Decatur Police were called to Valley Stockyard on Pine Ave. SW, just off of Old. Moulton Rd. in reference to a bull that escaped from a cattle pen Monday afternoon. The bull was loose between Moulton St. and Old Moulton Rd., east of the Beltline,

Employees of the stockyard described the animal as extremely dangerous.  The bull charged the first officer to arrive on the scene and damaged his patrol car, police said.

People that lived in the area were urged to stay inside and not to approach the animal.

Vallley Stockyard workers were forced to put down the bull.

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