Rescuers save bull from hole

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Animal rescue crews help a bull that was trapped inside a well in Fairburn, Ga. Crews used a backhoe to dig a bigger hole so the animal could walk out. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Audrey Fletcher

FAIRBURN, Ga. A bull that fell into a metro Atlanta well has been freed after taking a nap during the rescue effort.

Abel Ambrosio Lopez told WSB-TV the bull fell through rotten wood that was covering a well on his property in Fairburn, south of Atlanta.

The 1,500 pound bull named Boy fell through rotten wood that was covering the well on his property south of Atlanta.   (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
The 1,500 pound bull named Boy fell through rotten wood that was covering the well on his property south of Atlanta. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Lopez said he assumed the 3-year-old, 1,500 pound bull named Boy jumped a fence and took off and was surprised to find the bull lying in the well.

Local media reported that crews used a backhoe to dig a bigger hole so the animal could walk out. But the bull decided to take a nap and didn’t immediately leave once he was able to.

Lopez has said the bull seems to be OK. He said he estimated that the hole could be up to 12 feet deep.

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