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Rescuers save elderly bull from pond near Progress Village

A wayward bull that had wandered into a pond and couldn't get out was rescued Friday morning in Hillsborough County.

The scene unfolded when a lawn maintenance worker called to report that the bovine was struggling in water near the Progress Village area east of Tampa.

Deputy Christina Ammons jumped into the water to assist the animal, holding its head up until Hillsborough Fire and Rescue personnel arrived and hooked up a winch to pull the exhausted animal from the water.

In a series of tweets, the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office relayed the details of the rescue, ending with this one: "The elderly cow is exhausted and expected to make a full recovery."

There was no official release or word on whom the bull belonged to or how it got into the water.

Rescuers save elderly bull from pond near Progress Village

03/28/14 [Last modified: Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:29am]
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