By PoliceOne StaffFrom bulls to (fake) tigers to horses, this year several officers had run-ins with four-legged creatures that were caught on video. Here are a few of the top animal encounters.
Wash. police officers chase escaped bull
Cops and cowboys chased a bull that ran through downtown Auburn, Wash., using lassos to capture the animal.
Stuffed tiger fools UK cops, sparks panic
Cops scrambled for fear that a wild animal was on the loose in the countryside.
Bulldog befriends NYPD horse
If only all Occupy encounters could be as harmonious as this one, featuring a curious dog and a patient horse. While not necessarily an "incident," we felt it was worth including.
Police chase horse on highway
Police in Ohio chased down an Arabian horse found weaving in and out of traffic after escaping from a local farm.
Fla. cop escorts baby ducks to safety
An officer thought he had come upon a broken-down car, but he realized it was actually a group of baby ducks that was holding up traffic.