Rodeo Decides Fate Of Bull That Escaped And Injured Several People
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Rodeo Decides Fate Of Bull That Escaped And Injured Several People

One rodeo is having to make a difficult choice after a bull escaped from the arena and injured several people in the stands. Party Bus, the three-year-old bull in question, just had his first and last rodeo.

After injuring three people in a crowded rodeo arena, the rodeo made the decision to retire the bull from shows. According to the rodeo, the bull didn't mean to hurt anyone. It just got spooked by all of the people. "He simply went and jumped out of the arena. It happens, and not very often, thank God. I had no idea he would do that," the bull's owner, Mike Corey, told The Associated Press.

The bull went for a charge through the rodeo grounds and then disappeared back to the livestock holding pens. Professionals managed to safely contain the animal. One attendee captured the viral moment on her phone. "I capture him completely going over the gate and disappearing," Danielle Smithers, who recorded the encounter, told KOIN 6. "Then there's this huge pause in the zone he came out of. It seems like people go right back to waving their lights, almost like they're not really sure what to do."

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While the bull's escape was shortlived, one person ended up with a broke arm. Another hurt their head and neck. Yet another ended up tossed through the air by the animal. Its owner wishes that Party Bus got a second chance. However, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association condemned the animal. As a result, the owner will retire the bull to his ranch. He hopes the animal sires a line of superstar athletes.

Bull Forced To Retire

"He's a great animal," he said. "His daughters and his sons will be a huge asset in the future of rodeo."

Meanwhile, the Sisters Rodeo is attempting damage control.

"It's the first time we've ever had this happen in Sisters Rodeo history. I talked to our Scott contractors that have that bull, and they said it's just highly unusual, very rare, they have seen very little of this in their entire career. They'll see it on their own farm once in a while, just in their own pens, but never had this happen at a rodeo, it's just very, very rare," Brian Witt, vice president of Sisters Rodeo, told Fox News Digital.

"He was just a little scared — he wasn't out to try and hit anybody — he was just trying to make it back to the herd and back in the chutes, just getting back with all the rest of the bulls. He was outside the arena, so it was a different situation for him," Witt explained.