Ranging Bull: ‘Barney’ Eludes Capture Days After Farm Escape

The bull was roaming around a part of Long Island that features dense underbrush and pine barrens.

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This photo provided by Suffolk County Police Department, Friday July 23, 2021, shows a bull on the loose in Mastic, N.Y. The bull has eluded capture for several days on Long Island despite attempts to lure the roaming animal with grain and a cow in heat. (Suffolk County Police Department via AP)
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An escaped bull has eluded capture for several days on Long Island despite searchers employing a helicopter and night-vision equipment along with attempts to lure the roaming animal with grain and a cow. Police in Suffolk County say they began responding to calls about the 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bull running loose Tuesday morning after it broke through the fence of a local farm. Residents have spotted the dark-coated bull, since nicknamed Barney, walking across fields, roads…

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