VIDEO: Loose bull shuts down part of highway, sets off hourslong search

By , WCBS Newsradio 880

MASTIC, N.Y. (WCB S880) — The search continues for a loose bull that shutdown part of a Long Island highway on Tuesday morning.

The escaped bull was first spotted wandering along Montgomery Avenue in Mastic around 8:30 a.m.

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About 90 minutes later, the wayward animal made its way to Sunrise Highway, which was shut down in both directions at Exit 58.

Video from a doorbell camera showed the bull casually strolling along Montgomery Avenue, surprising two children who looked on in wonder as the animal trotted by their house.

Another video shows the bull dart across a driveway as several police officers tell people in the area to "Get back."

It's not clear where the bull came from, although it's possible it escaped from a local slaughterhouse.

Suffolk County Police continue to search for the bull along with the help of animal rescue groups.

"We are on site looking for the bull and with Jaeger's Run Animal Rescue Inc. who has a tranquilizer gun ready to secure him. Skylands Animal Sanctuary And Rescue is on the way and will give him a home," the rescue group Long Island Orchestrating for Nature wrote on Facebook. "Please remain calm and call us at 516-592-3722  if you have eyes on him."

Residents received an alert from police advising them to stay inside and not approach the bull.

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