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Startled Steer Briefly Runs Amok At State Fair Of Texas

Sep 30, 2014

A 1,000-pound steer was captured Monday after briefly escaping captivity at the State Fair of Texas.

The 1-year-old animal led police and fair officials on a short chase around 3 p.m. before it was finally corralled.

A fair official says the steer was being bathed in a barn when a loud noise startled it. Dallas police officers and animal handlers chased the young steer while warning fairgoers to keep a safe distance.

The chase lasted about 10 minutes.  

WFAA-TV is reporting that two people were injured, but not seriously.

The steer belongs to a 13-year-old from Central Texas who brought the animal to show at the fair.