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Rodeo Bull Home After Two-Week Jaunt

Photo courtesy of Daily News

Where does a 1400 lb. bull hide? To borrow from the old joke, “anywhere he wants.”

Half Moon, a five year-old rodeo bull, escaped from the Alabama A&M Agribition Center on February 22, and was on the lam through the evening of Thursday, March 7.

Normally a model of decorum, Half Moon got away from a holding pen and “ran up into the mountains and the woods … behind the Agribition Center,” said his owner, Ben White of Longhorn Farms. “As far as his attitude, he’s usually a gentleman.”

On the day of his capture, Half Moon was spotted about three miles north of the Agribition Center. He was finally was nabbed near the Madison County Executive Airport, on Meridianville Bottom Road.

Huntsville’s WHNT reported, “By the time he was recaptured, the bull had lost a couple hundred pounds,” but he will probably bulk back up now that he is home.

About the author

Brad Hall

Brad Hall

Brad Hall is a pastor and the author of "Lousy Roger and Other Tales: A collection of Lectionary-based Sermons," available on In 2014, after 27 years of courtship, he married pop culture scholar Deborah Ann Miller. They share a place with two dogs, Scotty and Demitasse, and two cats, Quirkie and Brucie.

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