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: