SPCA ta­kes no bull from buc­ket

George Herald - - Voorblad - K­ris­ty Kol­berg

The Gar­den Rou­te SPCA (GRSPCA) in­spec­tors cer­tain­ly can't com­plain that t­hey ha­ve a bo­ring job.

On Tu­es­day mor­ning at 08:00 t­hey re­cei­ved a call a­bout a bull with his he­ad stuck in a buc­ket.

"We got the call from law en­for­ce­ment who saw the bull on one of their ca­me­ras in T­hem­ba­let­hu,” said GRSPCA ma­na­ger Sa­lomé Bruyns.

“In­spec­tors Hen­ri­co Py­pers and An­dré Baart­man rus­hed to the sce­ne to find a pa­ni­cstric­ken bull run­ning a­round with a plas­tic buc­ket stuck to his he­ad." Bruyns is ex­tre­me­ly proud of her in­spec­tors as it can be li­fe-thre­a­tening trying to help a hu­ge, stres­sed a­ni­mal.

"It was qui­te a st­rug­gle, but t­hey e­ven­tu­al­ly ma­na­ged to co­ax him in­to a fen­ced camp from w­he­re t­hey could cut the buc­ket loo­se with a si­de cut­ter," Bruyns said.

Ac­cor­ding to Py­pers and Baart­man the bull was very calm af­ter the or­de­al ob­vi­ous­ly most gra­te­ful that he had been sa­ved.

It was qui­te a st­rug­gle, but t­hey e­ven­tu­al­ly ma­na­ged to co­ax him in­to a fen­ced camp.

This ex­pe­rien­ce was not on Mr Bull’s buc­ket list.

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