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Deputy rescues drowning 1,000-lb. bull

Deputy Rescues 1,000lb Drowning Bull

Riverview, FL -- She's a bull's best friend. A Florida sheriff's deputy hopped in a muddy pond to rescue a bull from drowning. A man mowing grass spotted the 20-year-old cow struggling in the water and called for help.



Deputy Christina Ammons arrived on the scene and immediately took off her holster and waded in.

For 45 minutes, Deputy Ammons held the drowning bovine's head above water, while her partner, armed with a rifle, kept a look out for alligators. Firefighters eventually arrived and used tow straps to pull the 1,000-lb. beast onto the shore.

Just when they thought they had him the bull tried to bolt back into the water.

Finally, 30 minutes later, the rescue team got the bull out of the water. Before long, he was up and walking around.

Check out the full rescue video here:

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user560870 March 31 2014 at 9:01 PM

Yes! A bull is NOT a cow! I'm tired of these on line reports not getting it right. How can they expect the reading public to learn if THEY can't get it right. I imagine if the reporters can't get it right why should the reading public...

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Howdy, Susie user560870 March 31 2014 at 10:02 PM

Yes, my god. Is it a bull or a cow. Biggest problem on the earth!

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gdl4974 March 31 2014 at 3:26 PM

THAT IS SO GREAT!! DEPUTY CHRISTINA!! YOU ARE AN AMAZING ANGEL!! FOR SURE THE BULL IS GREATFUL ..AND SO IS GOD!! THANK YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE

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Tiho March 31 2014 at 3:24 PM

just hot her free pass to heaven

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mhagerinteriors March 31 2014 at 3:21 PM

She was brave to get in that pond with possible alligators. I'm afraid I couldn't have done that.

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bassmanray March 31 2014 at 10:12 PM

You can judge a person's heart by the way they treat their animals. Well done thy good and faithful servant, well done Deputy Ammons!

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racjaa March 31 2014 at 3:13 PM

wow a 20 year old bull and sweet as can be, looks so weak and thankful. I love the rescue man who was petting him and giving him reassurance , I would have done the same. I wish I seen the footage of him walking again . these animals need to be kept safe, looked like a terrible fall. of course there are the numbnuts below trying to make a joke , why do they bother talking BS.

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Christian racjaa March 31 2014 at 3:35 PM

racjaa, they talk BS because they have miserable lives!

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imv March 31 2014 at 10:12 PM

I love stories like this. It renews my hope for human-kind, if only for a moment...

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timmhoe March 31 2014 at 3:11 PM

Deputy Ammons is more than a good officer;
she is a good person too. I'm impressed.

You can be my wingman anytime Deputy.

Thank you for your service.

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Hello, Margarita timmhoe March 31 2014 at 3:34 PM

God bless Deputy Ammons and the best to you and your family. They say that we all have a Guardian Angel looks like you were the Guardian Angel to this bull.

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camtownpa March 31 2014 at 3:10 PM

That is wonderful is great to see some good things that people do and are never recognised. God Bless those people

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roybean5 March 31 2014 at 3:08 PM

Way to go Christina...we need more cops like you:)

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