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Watch: California Firefighters Battling Wildfire Chased By Rampaging Longhorn Bull

by Jon D. B.
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If anything can make a wildfire worse, it’s a massive rampaging longhorn bull. Watch as these California firefighters are shocked to see exactly that barreling forth from the flames.


Firefighters battling the raging wildfires on the west coast already have their hands full. The second, third, and fourth largest fires in California history continue to rage on and have already cost dozens of lives across multiple states. Humans, however, are far from the only lives terrified by the ongoing catastrophe. Wildlife and livestock, like this absolutely enormous longhorn bull, are feeling for their own lives. This fellow in particular, as we see in the harrowing clip published by FOX NEWS on Instagram, found four firefighters and two fire engines in his path.

Stemming from news service SWNS, the incredible footage is one of hundreds of unbelievable videos and images surfacing from the raging wildfires. So far, however, this is the only one to feature such a large animal chasing firefighters from their work.

A Rampaging Longhorn Bull is No Laughing Matter

Longhorn Bull (Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)

Although nervous laughter can be heard in the background of the video, a rampaging longhorn is no laughing matter. According to Discovery, cows kill far more people every year than sharks:

There are approximately five deaths caused by sharks annually, while horses kill about 20 people a year and cows kill about 22. 


Moreover, it’s not just the males that are dangerous, either. Both male bulls and female cow longhorns grow their trademark horns. Their enormous trademark rack only serves as the tip of their size, too. Though only about 56 – 61 pounds when born, bulls can mature up to 1400 – 2500 pounds. That’s the girth of a full-grow bison. The cows, while capable of growing horns, weigh less at a typical 600 – 1400 pounds. The typical height of a longhorn bull is around 5 feet tall at the shoulder, too. This puts the tip of their horns at head height – and makes for an astounding sight when in full rampage.

Thankfully, all firefighters made it out safely from their longhorn encounter.