Bull Shot After Escaping From Trailer

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A bull was shot Saturday after escaping from a trailer and halting traffic for over an hour.

The Athens Patrol Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a bull being transported near Guysville was running loose on US Route 50. Two troopers responded and tried to keep the animal off the roadway and away from traffic.

Both the east and westbound lanes were closed for over an hour while the bull was on the loose.

The owner, Larry Harris of Nelsonville, requested that his bull be put down due to the bull charging traffic and those attempting to capture it.