LARIMER COUNTY, CO (NBC) - It was not what many would call an every day police chase. Officers were trying to capture an escapee who walked on four legs and was a real animal.
The loose bull went on the lam at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and he ran through the quiet neighborhoods of southeast Fort Collins.
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says the bull was found in the 5600 block of Cornerstone Drive near Kechler Road and Zeigler Road. Children were kept inside as precaution.
"We did have to notify four different schools in the area while this was going on," Eloise Campanella with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said.
How the bull got loose was anyone's guess.
"We're not sure yet how he got out, whether he broke a fence or whatever," Campanella said.
Multiple agencies worked to capture the bull, but even after two tranquilizer darts, he was still walking around.
"Not an easy animal to corral," Campanella said.
It was not until after the fourth tranquilizer dart hit him, did the bull finally lower his horns and surrender to police.
"He's going to have one heck of a hangover when this is all over after being tranquilized four times," Campanella said.
By 1:30 p.m. the standoff was over and no one was injured.
To keep the bull from bucking the law again in the future, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office may file misdemeanor charges against his owner.