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Angry bull has it in for neighbor

September 23, 2007|From the Associated Press

KILLINGLY, CONN. — A loose bull attacked a neighbor's home, tearing off siding, ripping down part of a fence and damaging a car.

Wayne Johnson said he found the bull in his yard Friday morning after it had wandered in from a nearby farm.

As he watched, the bull repeatedly charged his house, tore off clapboards, flipped a picnic table, rammed his car and tore down part of the fence around his swimming pool. "He was crazy," Johnson said. "The thing was ripping my house apart."

Johnson called police, who called state Department of Agriculture officials. They suggested finding the animal's owner.

Eventually, a neighbor with a bag of grain lured the bull back to its pasture.

Johnson said he planned to talk to the bull's owner about getting his house repaired.

He said he had no idea what caused the bull to become so aggressive.

"My house isn't red," he joked. "It's grayish blue."

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