OREGON CITY, Ore. – Anyone missing a bull?
It was a startling sight for an Oregon City couple when they spotted a wandering bull in their front yard on Sunday.
After the shock subsided, neighbors said the bull was quite friendly and spent time relaxing in their yard and meadow, just like Ferdinand, the docile bull of the popular children’s book.
He’s nothing like the running bulls of Pamplona, Spain.
The bull lingered for awhile and even crossed the street a few times.
As it turned out on Tuesday, a group of neighbors, including a 10- and 7-year-old, were able to corral the bull into a fenced-off area.
Some of the neighbors said they drew from experience herding livestock on their land.
It was no small feat, though, herding an animal with a ballpark weight of 1,000 pounds.
“I was really scared of the horns because of how big they are,” said Maddelyn Heintz, who helped corral the bull.
Derek Heintz engaged in a staring contest with the massive animal.
“He just looked a little spooked kinda (and) went towards me a little. I stopped and he stopped,” Derek said. “I think I would've run as fast as I could in the other direction. But he would've chased me, so you knew that was the wrong move”
The bull will stay put until a brand inspector with the Oregon Department of Agriculture can take a look at him to help track down his owner.