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Tue May 12, 2020, 03:46 PM

Bull's bid to scratch 'itchy bum' cuts off power to 800 homes (Scotland)

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-52591605

A bull with an itchy bottom knocked a transformer off an electricity pole as he tried to scratch his backside - and cut power to 800 homes. Four-year-old Ron managed to avoid the box as it landed in his field, and escaped an 11,000 volt shock from the tumbling cables. But it left homes in three nearby villages in South Lanarkshire without electricity.

Owner Hazel Laughton told BBC Scotland she was amazed that Ron had survived.

It is thought that Ron, a limousin bull, brought the transformer down sometime between 22:00 and 23:00 on Thursday at East Shawtonhill Farm in Chapelton.

Mrs Laughton, who owns the farm with her husband Greg, said power was not restored to the local area until about 04:00 on Friday morning.

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Tue May 12, 2020, 04:13 PM

1. Shocking

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Tue May 12, 2020, 04:26 PM

2. Electrifying!

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