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Bull rescued after being trapped in well for hours

July 25, 2012 |  9:29 am

A bull was rescued late Tuesday night after it became trapped in a well in Folsom.

A motorist driving by on White Rock Road saw the bull's head poking just above the water and reported it to authorities before sunset on Tuesday.

Officials said the bull barely had enough room to move around in the well, which is 7 feet deep.

Veterinarians from UC Davis came to the scene, sedated the bull and came up with a plan to extract the animal with police, firefighters, tow truck drivers and the bull's owner.

One firefighter said the "concern was being in the water for as long as it was. We knew we didn't have all the time in the world."

Rescue crews hoisted the bull to safety using a tow truck shortly after midnight.


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