Bulls getting loose in Zim

ZIM — Several bulls running loose around the Zim Road area have residents and motorists concerned that the steers might cause injury to someone.

St. Louis County Sheriff’s Lt. Ed Kippley said Friday that the sheriff’s office had been getting calls regarding concerning two young bulls getting loose from Larry Manninga’s property.

“We have had complaints,” Kippley said in a telephone interview from the Virginia sheriff’s office. “The owner does not have sufficient fencing.”

Four citations have been issued to Manninga. Every time a deputy goes out to answer a call about the bulls, the animals will be found out in someone’s field, Kippley explained.

They did receive the first complaint that the bulls were a hazard for traffic, he added. Asked if someone might get injured as a result of the bulls getting loose, he acknowledged that “always that potential exists.”

The two bulls have been roaming in the area, looking for food. “Neighbors down there are quite concerned,” Kippley said.

Manninga said Friday, while going after the bulls in the fields, that he had bought the pair a month ago. They were delivered to his place on Zim Road May 28. Area residents are aware of the bulls’ presence, but the two are hard to be pinned down, he added.

“I need to get them back in that bull corral,” he said.

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