A young Angus bull escaped from its Upstate, New York farm earlier this week and took several days before getting rescued.

West Coxsackie, NY Bull On The Run

We're used to seeing animals in the element around Upstate, New York. Seeing a bear, deer, snakes, and skunks running down the road isn't uncommon. But when a bull is running around town, it will definitely make you do a double-take.

Earlier this week, according to Upstate Thermal Drone Services, that's exactly what happened. However, the young bull escaped his barn at River Valley Farms in West Coxsackie and ran through 3 fences.

Upstate Thermal Drone Services Jumps in to Help

The 6-month-old bull named Meir, was on the run for a few days escaping on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, and then returning to the farm on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024.

The staff at River Valley Farm called Justin and the team at Upstate Thermal Drone to assist in getting the bull back home to the farm. Justin writes on social media:

Our ability to collaborate with some real American Cowboys today made short work of this amazing search and retrieval of ”Meir”, the 6 month angus bull calf that has been on the loose from River Valley Farms for almost one week.

After several attempts to herd the bull back to the farm, Justin and the teams at River Valley Farm had to think up a new idea. Thankfully, the change in the plan worked. Justin explains on Facebook:

We were able to locate Meir about 3/4 of a mile away in some thick brush across an active railroad and a waist deep stream.

You can watch Part 1 of Meir's rescue below. Justin will be uploading a more in-depth video of the rescue shortly.

UPDATE 5/14/24: You can watch the full rescue here! 

Need Help Finding a Lost Animal?

It's extremely stressful trying to locate a missing pet. Technology like heat-seeking drones make it easier to find animals that may have wandered in the deep brush of the New York forest.

Justin explains on the Upstate Thermal Drone Service Facebook page, how his services can help locate your lost pet writing:

By sensing body heat, our drones can search large areas in shorter time to expand normal efforts in hopes to locate your lost loved one. If they are there, we can find them!

Learn more about his services based out of Red Hook, New York below:

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