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I www(3 MN vJ Community Thursday, July 16, 2009 -_ - Tri-Coun News Kimball, MN DVM Carl iarso., Bull-fighting Whenever I cannot even catch Aside from his noticeable limp, the animal I am supposed to treat, Ole was an impressive beast likely it always begs the question: How tipping the scales at a ton, and sick can they really be? It seems to true to his breed, he sported two happen more often than not with perfectly symmetrical horns just beef animals, and last Friday it as long as they were sharp. I esti- was "Ole," the 9-year-old Scottish mated that I would actually be Highlander bull with a sore foot. able to see the bloody tip of his The owner warned me ahead horn sticking out through any part of time there was no wav to catch of my body in any direction like a the animal, really, because there skewer if I were to upset him. But was no chute or anything, just an he seemed like a gentleman, so open pen. Liking a good challenge, with my6-footpole-syringeloaded I didn't mind heading out to the with a polite dose of tranquilizer. farm and having a look. After all, I stabbed him in the butt. Now, this wouldn't be the first bovine there are two styles of bull fight- I've had_to try to rope - one time I ing I am aware of... the traditional hadtodoitfromthebackofamov- one where matadors encourage ing ATV, and another time from a bulls to take passes at them, with golf cart. the bull getting stabbed each time they charge with only one contes- taut leaving the arena on their feet, and "American-style" bull fight- ing, where rodeo clowns lure angry bulls away from bucked-off rid- ers, jumping in a protective barrel for safety when they get charged. Even though my main goal was to help the bull, my bull-fighting style was closer to the traditional Kimball Area .j Emergency Food ShelfLE=31 Inc. st. Anne's Church in Kimball 10 - 10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. 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Round and round we went in the pen trying to give him a second dose, human chasing bull, quite the opposite of either bull-fighting style, and finally the second dose was in ... seeming to tick him off more than it did tranquilize him. As we con- tinued to pursue him for a third dose, the mood suddenly changed. Ole decided he had enough, and he turned squarely to face me, as if I was Waving a red blanket at himI With offense quickly turning to defense and no barrel to jump in, I headed straight over the fence without taking the time to check if I needed a new pair of underwear. Do we give up at this point? Never. That beast is going to get his foot fixed up whether he likes it or not. The grand finale of the rodeo was Ole's owner driving a skid loader toward the angry bull with me riding on the roof, surfer-style, throwing my lasso over Ole's mas- sive neck, and giving him a little more drug that rendered him into a mere puppy dog with a sore paw. I carved out the painful abscess he had on his hoof, gave him some pain medications and antibiotics, reversed the tranquilizer and got the heck out of his pen. Who would have thought the safest place on Earth was on the roof of a moving Bobcat?  IF.AT RIWER RECdON BRARY Kimball Public Library Lllnl I-ioum Monday 3-6 Wednesday 10-1 3-6 Thursday 1-8 Friday 10-I 3-6 Saturday 9-12 32398-3915 cv.og :]urrllti3Fr-FrlrqlTll,ti#Fli];FllrillllllltlKTllllllY[ll: 711:---rr  ].,I r T1 1 :1"lillllFHliJlr'/I11k-iIM-'lltlli-- lll