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November 15, 2013

City awoken by 'running of the bull'


“I guess you could say it was looking for love in all the wrong places,” Kozazcki said.

By that point, he had attracted quite a bit of attention. Several people snapped photos, and a crowd of about 40 people lingered in the area of the James Steam Mill apartments, where the bull stopped. Newburyport police were on the scene, trying to figure out how to get the big beast under control safely, and hoping he wouldn’t make a charge for the downtown a few hundred yards down the road.

Herding a bull in such an urban environment was a serious conundrum, but then the bull did something to make it easy. It headed into the city’s sewage treatment plant, which is fenced in. Once inside, it was trapped. The herd gates were set up and he was steered into the trailer.

By Friday afternoon, Kozazcki was joking about the event, but at the time it was a stressful matter.

“Nobody got hurt, and that’s the important part,” he said. “We were a lot more worked up about it than the bull was.”

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