Lengthy Island’s runaway bull continues to be on the lam.
The 1,500-pound beast, nicknamed “Barney,” was first noticed in Mastic on Tuesday, and has since been seen as far off as Stony Brook — however has to this point eluded rescuers for 5 days.
Authorities even tried to entice the bull with a seductive cow named “Norma Jean” — named after display screen icon Marilyn Monroe — however even that did not deliver Barney out into the open.
Even thermal and mobile evening imaginative and prescient cameras, which caught temporary glimpses of the bull, have fallen in need of monitoring him down.
“We’re nonetheless on the case,” mentioned John DiLeonardo of Lengthy Island Orchestrating for Nature, among the many rescue teams out in search of the bull.
“Persistence is the secret any longer,” he informed Newsday. “We now have the corral arrange, we’re taking shifts with the opposite rescue teams, prepared to tug the rope if he goes in. We now have a digital camera arrange.”
The wayward animal busted out of a farm on Barnes Street in Manorville by breaking by way of a fence — quickly prompting a number of 911 calls and a “code purple alert” for residents within the space, who have been cautioned to not strategy the bull.
Doorbell digital camera footage has proven the bull trotting down Suffolk County residential streets right here and there, together with one clip the place cops and gawkers look on.
However in some way he’s managed to maintain disappearing.
When he’s caught the plan is now to ship Barney to an animal sanctuary, Newsday reported.