As published by KHOU.com, June 13, 2011:
A 1,300-pound bull was rescued from the Brazos River, just south of Fulshear, Sunday afternoon. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, Fulshear/Simonton Fire Department and the Houston SPCA assisted in the effort.
The bull had gone into the river and was trying to get back to the bank when he got stuck in chest-deep, muddy waters. Rescuers, along with some ranch hands employed by the bull’s owner, were able to save the animal after a six-hour ordeal.
It wasn’t an easy effort – the river bank sloped down at a 60-degree angle, and to get to the bull, crews had to make their way through 300 feet of thick underbrush in temperatures approaching 100 degrees. The SPCA said it was all worth it, though, because as of Monday morning, the bull was reintroduced to his herd and doing fine.