PALM RIVER, Fla. - A bull on the verge of drowning got a life-saving boost from a Hillsborough County deputy Friday morning.
Deputy Christina Ammons found the exhausted bull in a pond, stuck in the mud and its head sinking into the water.
She jumped in and held its head up.
Hillsborough Fire Rescue arrived on scene a short time later with a winch and pulled it onshore.
The bull, according to a sheriff's spokesman, is 20 years old.
Photos of the rescue lit up social media sites.
Many were worried that the bull might be slaughtered and an effort is underway to keep that from happening.