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San Antonio fire department's very unusual rescue

WATCH: San Antonio Firefighters Make Un-BULL-Ievable Rescue

Talk about an un-BULL-ievable rescue ...

It was early morning when residents in the area first spotted about half a dozen bulls roaming around.

Eventually, one found its way into the backyard of a neighbor and fell into a pool.

What happened next? The San Antonio fire department received a very unusual call for help.

Allegedly, it took more than just manpower to pull the bull out of the water. The rescue team had to use a series of pulleys and haul systems to get the animal to safety.

Take a look at this photo posted by the San Antonio Fire Department. Fire crews say this type of rescue was a first for them.

'I've never pulled a bull out of a pool. I've pulled a couple of donkeys out of a well,' one officer told local media.

Thankfully, the bull wasn't injured during the ordeal.

No word yet on how the cows got loose in the first place. Animal Care Services says the owner of the livestock did receive multiple citations.

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LWILSON February 20 2014 at 9:06 PM

This is a bunch of bull lol. Glad the bull made it out okay, thanks to our everyday heros....first responders

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brennemanbelkin February 20 2014 at 10:40 PM

Interesting that they found half a dozen bulls that got along well enough to herd.
That aside, way to go firemen.

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danceshorses brennemanbelkin February 21 2014 at 12:26 AM

Bulls get along until mating season when the cows are ready. Years back my bull got into the neighbors pasture. When I went to get him he was rubbing his head against the older neighbor bull's neck. The older bull did not object to the show of friendship. I am quite certain it would not have been as friendly if the cows had been in season.

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karaokecdgs brennemanbelkin February 21 2014 at 6:55 AM

of course they get along , otherwise you would never have a bunch of bull

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david.konen February 20 2014 at 10:54 PM

Yep, that was (definitely) un-BULL-lievable! I'm surprised that bull was able to be RESCUED from the pool someone had.

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baysjoqy February 20 2014 at 11:04 PM

Many kudos & cheers for your bravery & kindness toward this poor animal. YES bravery...bulls can be very DANGEROUS and probably didn't pause to offer a "thanks". That appears to be one HEAVY animal!!!!! Great Job !!!

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TexasKitty February 20 2014 at 11:15 PM

Great job no bull:)

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nick TexasKitty February 21 2014 at 6:01 AM

here kitty kitty

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sadiemae1214 February 20 2014 at 5:19 PM

A swimming pool? Don't they usually have a shallow end with steps? Why didn't they just lasso the bull and pull it towards the steps? Would have been much easier then pullys.

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ravenlost sadiemae1214 February 20 2014 at 5:42 PM

Judging by what, I have seen in the photos, it looks like the bull got tangled up in the pool's cover, when it fell in and was unable to get upright and stay that way.

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dnmbear February 21 2014 at 12:26 AM

People should be more careful with their livestock, although some just don't care. Lots of animals have drowned in swimming pools, and when I lived in southern California, you would not beleive some of the things I pulled out of the big pool I had in my backyard.......and I had a tall wooden fence all the way around the pool. I'm not going to tell you, cause you would not beleive me if I told you. Even found a 5 foot Rattle snake trying to get into the pool area. Claimed he was hot, and wanted to cool off in the pool. Crazy huh? Had a neighbor that had timber rattlers in a large wood pile at the backside of his house. Wonderful you say! Well, he didn't have any kids, as he was retired for the steel mills in Chicago, and not many visitors. Snakes liked the peace and quiet anyway. Such is life in the hills above Poway. It's a different kind of life in southern California.

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nick dnmbear February 21 2014 at 6:00 AM

sounds like someone is full of bul

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MOM February 20 2014 at 5:10 PM

Faith in humanity restored ! Thank you for your care and efforts !

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Jeep048 February 20 2014 at 5:02 PM


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jabbrtalky23 February 20 2014 at 4:58 PM

WHOORAY for the firemen that rescued the bull, and for the rest of the firemen who risk their lives to get us out of harms way. I salute ALL of you.

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