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BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. (AP) — A young bull remains on the loose despite a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper's best efforts to corral him.

Media outlets report the trooper responded Tuesday to a call of the animal roaming through a neighborhood in Boiling Springs, just north of Spartanburg. Photographs show the trooper staring down the bull.

The bull ran into the yard of Cindi Knox and Phillip Ledesma. He tells WSPA most officers aren't trained to be cowboys but that he gives the trooper credit for trying.

The trooper called for backup from other agencies, but the bull ran into the woods.

Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Hovis says loose animal calls aren't uncommon, but that the trooper's attempt to wrangle the bull was a step above an ordinary response.

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