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31 October 2012, 12:47
Police were called to Croxley Moor Common after a young bullock charged towards joggers and dogwalkers this morning.
Dog-walkers and joggers in Watford faced an unusual obstacle on between Watford and Rickmansworth this morning - a charging bull!
Police first received calls from the public at 923am today (Weds 31st Oct), reporting a loose bullock running along the cycle-path on the old railway line near Moor Park station.
Local resident Neal Emery spoke to Heart, after almost jogging straight into the young animal: "I didn't really have time to think - I just ducked one way - and it turned to go towards me so I jumped the otherway and I just managed to get away.
It then ran off, I think it was pretty scared. It was only afterwards I thought that could have been pretty bad."
Neal added: "There were a couple of women hiding in the bushes with their dogs - just waiting for it to go away. A little later along the path I saw some police who were trying to round it up, but it kept charging them and then running away."
Hertfordshire Police say the animal was rounded up and returned to nearby fields, shortly after.
Three Rivers Council say they own the land at Croxley Common Moor, but lease the land to the farmer, and it's his responsibility to keep animals penned in.