Bull makes its way down Broadway
PORT EWEN >> “Sometimes you think you’ve seen everything,” Esopus Town Clerk Holly Netter said.
But a 10-month-old black Angus bull running down the center of Broadway in the hamlet of Port Ewen? That’s what Emile Menasche, a client care specialist at the Port Ewen Animal Hospital, said he saw outside his office window Monday morning.
“It was kinda strange. I just happened to see him running by,” Menasche said.
State police, town Dog Control Officer Jill Schufelt, the Port Ewen Animal Hospital, the Gardiner Animal Hospital and the Esopus Town Clerk’s Office joined forces Monday afternoon after the bull turned up near the hospital, Netter said.
Menasche said when the young bull, which “must have been terrified,” saw a large cow cutout on a property across from the animal hospital, it stopped in its tracks and laid down next to the cutout.
That’s when Gardiner Animal Hospital stepped in and, along with state police, and tranquilized the animal. It then was taken to a local farm, said Matthew Goodnow, practice manager at the Gardiner Animal Hospital.
Goodnow would not say where the bull was taken, and Netter didn’t know, but she said it would be kept there until the animal’s owner can be located.
“You can’t make this up,” Schufelt said. “... I’ve had cows before, but never a bull; and not in Port Ewen.”
And, she noted, “I couldn’t take it to the dog pound.”
State police could not be reached for comment.
The bull sits in a wooded area near the Port Ewen Animal Hospital on Monday.