One year in August, Tim bought a new bull and decided, for some reason, to keep it up at Eddie Luther’s farm. I warned Tim if the bull got loose he would be very hard to catch up there. He said not to worry, that the bull had gotten out the first night, and he was able to get him back in the barn.
Well, the second night, the bull got out AGAIN, only someone spooked him and he ran straight into the woods. Tim had trouble now. The bull was not coming out of the woods to go back to the barn. All Tim could do was follow that bull around the woods.
After a few calls for water (for Tim, not the bull), I came up with a plan. The bull was traveling up and down some motorcycle trails so I told Tim to run him down one trail and then back. There was a tree leaning over the trail where I could set a snare. I hung a loop out of the tree and set some feed on the ground. Sure enough, the bull came back and stopped at the feed long enough for me to pull the loop tight around his neck. He was NOT happy!
He took off and the rope burnt through my hands. I couldn’t hold on, so I followed as close as I could. Eventually, I got close enough to get hold of the rope and wrapped it around a tree. That bull went NUTS! He was knocking down trees and brush. Tim came up with a second rope and after some charges and dodges from the bull, he got the second rope on him. Thank goodness cause the bull had just managed to break the first rope. We thought getting him into a trailer was probably going to be another problem. But when we got the trailer close, the bull jumped right in, thrilled to get out of the woods and away from those ropes.