RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) -- A SWAT officer shot and killed a young bull after Clark County deputies, the animal's owner and others failed in a five-hour attempt to stop it from running loose near Ridgefield.

Sgt. Steve Shea told The Vancouver Columbian officers decided to kill the animal Tuesday because it could have caused a collision on a road.

The escaped bull was running around Whipple Creek Regional Park.

The owner tried putting grain in a can and shaking it, but the bull allowed her to approach to only about 20 feet before bolting.

A Ridgefield woman riding a horse at the park tried to corral the bull but her horse spooked and bucked her off.

After the bull was shot, a rendering business removed the carcass.


Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

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