Update: There's (still) a 900-pound bull on the loose in west Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are seeking help to find a 900-pound longhorn bull that escaped in west Charlotte during Monday evening's storms, near Moores Chapel Road.
People posted photos on social media of the bull roaming in street at 9600 Moores Chapel Road at about 9 p.m. CMPD Animal Care and Control officers are working with the owner and are looking for any information about the bull’s location. As of midday Tuesday, CMPD said the bull has not been located.
If you see the bull, CMPD recommends you keep a safe distance and call 311.
Animal control spokeswoman Melissa Knicely said the bull got spooked while it was being moved from its pasture to a covered area during the storm. Police officers and the owner tried to corral it, including with a lasso, but were unsuccessful. The SWAT team was called, and as night fell they used a heat-sensing drone to try and locate the bull.
Despite their efforts, the bull had managed to evade all detection. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, police said they were prepared to "neutralize" the bull if necessary.
Livestock has kept Animal Control busy this summer: Last month, three water buffaloes escaped and roamed around Charlotte before being rounded up. One was ultimately euthanized.