Monday, April 27, 2009

It's not a china shop, but a supermarket will do!

It seems an Irish bull had an urge for freedom the other day.

It was market day when the bull jumped out of the ring at the cattle mart and headed off up the main street [of Ballinrobe, Co Mayo].

Supermarket owner John Cummins said: "He got out of the mart about a kilometre away and galloped right up the town - past Tesco - turned left, then right and came straight into the front door.

"He went straight through the shop, out into the store, had a good look about, turned around and went straight out again. I could not believe my eyes."

While Mr Cummins is laughing about it now, he said it could have been a very different story.

"It is a good news story but it could have been a bad news story, a pregnant woman could have been hurt, a child could have been hurt, anyone in the store. There could have been a lot of damage or there could have been damage to cars, thank goodness no one was injured."

The bull was later recaptured and returned to the cattle market.

Fortunately, security camera footage from Cummins Supervalu store has been placed on YouTube, so we can all enjoy the proceedings.

As I said . . . not quite a china shop, but the bull did his best regardless!


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