Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2009]
Even Ripley might have trouble believing this one....
Origins: A regular automobile doesn't strike the average person as the likeliest of conveyances for transporting a bull. Such critters tend to be quite large, they aren't generally well-behaved, and — as demonstrated by the last photograph of the sequence shown above — they can be rather messy.
These pictures are indeed real, however, although they don't show a buyer transporting a newly purchased bovine from Kansas to Oklahoma, but rather a man driving
To explain how the incident came about, and how he was able to take the photographs, Kraft said he wasn't on duty when he received a phone call from a friend. "A buddy of mine called me and said 'you ain't gonna believe what I just saw. I just met a guy whose got a bull in his car, and the top half of the car is chopped off,'"
It was indeed a vehicle being driven down the road with a very large bull standing from the front passenger seat, overflowing into the back seat. "So I got my camera and drove to the location but didn't see him," said Kraft who went back to his house and called his friend to tell him he didn't find the car. No sooner had he hung up the phone when his friend called back with another sighting. This time Kraft located the subject.
"I couldn't believe it when I saw him," said Kraft. "When I pulled up behind him, I took a couple of pictures. Then I got a picture from the side. This guy had been to the history day celebration in Canton where his daughter rode the bull in a parade. Then he loaded the bull in his car and drove it about
The vehicle is a Pontiac Grand Am, and the initials "NHD" drawn on the side of the bull stood for National History Day. Kraft said he has
Robinson, Denise. "Troop J News." The Safety Signal. July 2008 (p. 11).