WEIRD NEWS
03/29/2014 12:00 pm ET

Drowning Bull Rescued By Sheriff's Deputies And Firefighters In Florida

Holy cow! Sheriff's deputies and firefighters saved a struggling bull from drowning in a pond east of Tampa, Fla.

The 20-year-old, half-ton bovine barely had its head above water when a man mowing grass spotted the animal on Friday in Lithia, according to WTSP-TV.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department Deputy Christina Ammons hopped in and helped keep the bull's head above the water for 45 minutes while another deputy looked out for alligators, WUSF-TV reports.

A crew arrived with a winch to lift the bull onto dry land, the Naples Daily News reports. Firefighters aided in the aquatic save.

The bull was soon walking around and is expected to be fine, according to Bay News 9.

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