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Bull Now Under Control in Texas

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:26 pm

Bull escapes in Waco, Texas, leading to this beautiful quote:

Police were able to corral the bull in a fenced in field at the corner of La Salle and 3rd street. On-lookers gazed in amazement as two cowboys were called in to rope down the steer and put him in a trailer.

Law enforcement officials say they are thankful no one was injured and nothing was damaged. Police say a scene like this is something that makes you say “only in Texas.”

“The good thing about living in Texas is that not too much time before you call for a cowboy and you got one coming to you,” Swanton said.

One good thing about living in Texas, that is. There are many more.

KXXV-TV News Channel 25 – Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

P.S. Did I mention I got a second pair of boots? These are black. Mrs. P. says they look more like cowboy boots than the first pair. I couldn’t be happier.

24 Responses to “Bull Now Under Control in Texas”

  1. “That didn’t settle well with him. He decided he wasn’t going to stay there . . .”

    Classic. Watch the video.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. I’m not sure why this is a story.

    Cattle get out and you go and get them. It happens a lot.

    Oh yeah, I forgot, no one knows this anymore. Especially TV reporters who have to bide their time in Waco before their big break.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  3. I figure it’s a story because there are plenty of places in America where people don’t know how to get cattle, and don’t have cowboys who can do it for them.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  4. in Texas, meat tenderizes YOU!

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  5. “The good thing about living in Texas is that not too much time before you call for a cowboy and you got one coming to you,”

    The other good thing is that there probably aren’t all that many China Shoppes around… 😀

    Smock Puppet, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  6. I’m not sure why this is a story.

    Because if it wasn’t they’d have to cover something important, like the NSA, the IRS, Benghazi, or ObamaDon’tCare….?

    Smock Puppet, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  7. Well, I guess I do understand the problem. Plastic-wrapped 85-15 rarely fights back.

    Honestly, if a bull or steer suddenly appeared on my street, I would probably call the police. Not because I wouldn’t know what to do, but because I don’t have a rope nor a horse.

    Also, it would be really strange and no one I know would be able to help.

    Sometimes I believe I’m living the wrong life.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  8. things what fight back are include wolverines, gay rights activists, vladimir putin, IDF forces, sasquatches, and various anime characters

    but food stamp’s failmerica not so much

    it’s a thing

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  9. i guess “IDF forces” is redundant

    but i wouldn’t say it to their face

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  10. I am really straining things by suggesting this story is a little like trying to get a runaway bull under control, calling in a cowboy (3, actually) … however, it’s a story you and most of your readership will like and want to know about, so I hope you’ll forgive me this late night indulgence:

    Good news.

    What they did in 2007 was embarrassing—I’ve often said most “climate scientists” weren’t scientists in the same sense that physicists are, hinting strongly that physicists tend to be smarter.

    That’s what I was hinting at; that’s what I meant.

    So it was both not surprising that so many more physicists protested this abomination of a position in 2007, and disappointing that the committee which is the APA took it.

    American Physical Society reconsiders its position on climate — Scientific storm on the way?

    Nearly four and a half years after 160 members bitterly complained about the APS statement on climate change, they are finally revisiting it, and there are very promising signs. They’ve appointed Richard Lindzen, John Christie, and Judith Curry, all either longstanding skeptics or sympathetic to skeptical arguments. That’s three of six. (Though I stress that I will remain skeptical until the new statement comes out. One other member, Ben Santer, has a record of rewriting conclusions of much larger committees.)

    H/T Joanne Nova—Australia’s premiere science blogger.

    Christoph Dollis aka Former Conservative (b6f68e)

  11. Get that Bull a cute Heifer.

    mg (31009b)

  12. Our esteemed host quoted:

    “The good thing about living in Texas is that not too much time before you call for a cowboy and you got one coming to you,” Swanton said.

    Trouble is, he might just be Tony Romo. :(

    The football fan Dana (3e4784)

  13. Yeah, but even in Texas the newsreaders can’t tell if it’s a bull or a steer.

    Eric Wilner (3936fd)

  14. If the above O/T climate change post (a potential gamechanger in the debate) interested you at all, this article goes into some of the hard-hitting questions the APA is now asking of IPCC AR5.

    Christoph Dollis (6e026c)

  15. I think the most amazing thing about this is when the critter was loose he was a bull, after the cowboys were done with him, he was a steer.

    Now that is creative roping! (and no wonder he was subdued)

    harkin (d354f8)

  16. Oh yeah, as to “only in Texas”, I once jumped a fenced, stared down and chased back to his rightful place a loose steer that had decided to invade a little league field……in California.

    harkin (d354f8)

  17. Here you go, harkin. Branding and de-nutting a calf. Maybe a minute or so for the whole job.

    nk (dbc370)

  18. I am confused, was it a bull or a steer?

    Loren (1e34f2)

  19. Its too bad that the “bull” in Wash. DC can’t be so easily curtailed.

    gramps, the original (e6edf4)

  20. Some can just be redirected to a better “pasture”, others need to be taken to “slaughter”.

    askeptic (2bb434)

  21. Hey, if you need a horse.

    Steve57 (ab7166)

  22. No. I don’t have a horse. I just rent.

    Steve57 (ab7166)

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