Council confirm bull euthanised after 5 hr chase in Bay

UPDATE: Council has confirmed the bull which lead police, council workers and Queensland Fire and Emergency crews on a five hour chase along the Esplanade was euthanised.

A Fraser Coast Regional Council spokesman said the decision to destroy the animal was made after police and emergency service crews raised concerns about the risk to motorists.

Council made attempts to capture and tranquilise the animal and failed. 

EARLIER: POLICE, council workers and Queensland Fire and Emergency crews had an interesting night in Hervey Bay after discovering a bull making his way around town.

The bull was first spotted by patrolling police officers on the corner of Boat Harbour Dr and Tavistock St at 12.30am on Thursday morning. 

Hervey Bay police Senior Constable Jules Tyson said two police units along with council workers and fire fighters struggled to capture the bull for about four and a half hours as he led police all the way to Alice St near WetSide Water Park.

The bull led crews on a chase around town and when police had it cornered, it attempted to jump over a young female constable.

Council attempted to tranquilise the animal. 

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