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2011-07-28 / Community News

A Happy Ending-No Bull

On July 21, 2011 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a Bull that had fallen into a culvert across from Starvin Marvin’s on F.M. 141. Upon arrival to the scene it was determined that the 1000-1500 lb Charolais Bull had gotten out of the pasture and some way fell into a fiber optics cable ditch that was approximately 2 feet wide and 4 feet deep. The bull was wedged into the ditch and was unable to move and showed signs of distress. Water was being sprayed on the bull to keep him cool. Officers used several methods to try and get the bull out of the ditch without success. Officers tried to get the company doing road work to assist with any digging equipment, but the company refused. A call was made to Commissioner Maurice Pitts and Brown Integrity for the use of their back hoes. The back hoes arrived on scene and operators (Charlie Brown and Marty Wood) were able to excavate dirt from one side of the bull. Once dirt was excavated, a strap was placed on the rump and the bull was pulled out by the back hoe. It is believed that the bull had been wedged into the ditch for about 4-5 hours. It was reported that the bull was owned by Norman Davis.

Officers participating in this call were: Chief Deputy Nathan Lapham, Deputy Carey Ray, Deputy Garrett Durrenberger and Sheriff Rodney Meyer.

David Burtschell and Charlie Brown, with Giddings Volunteer Fire Department, employees of Commissioner Maurice Pitts and employees for Brown Integrity also helped with this rescue.



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