Wild scenes as runaway bull charges through Aussie suburb

Residents in a Sydney suburb woke to a strange sight this week when a runaway bull escaped a nearby paddock and ventured through their street.

One local said he "didn't believe it" when he learned of the animal in his garden in the southwest suburb Menangle, about 56 km from Sydney's CBD.

CCTV footage shared by Seven News shows the young bull charging through the street before lunging across a hedge on someone's driveway. The curious animal wandered around several front yards — even approaching the front door of one home.

Bull in residential street Menangle, Sydney.
CCTV footage captured the runaway cow charging through a street in Menangle, southwest of Sydney. Source: Seven News

Witnesses said the bull charged at plants and narrowly missed one resident. One family had just moved to the area wanting "a bit more of a country feel" and that's exactly what they got.

They said it was only their second morning waking up in their new home and were shocked to see the animal in their neighbour's driveway.

"We woke up, saw a cow in the street and thought 'wow, this is really country'," the mother told Seven. She asked neighbours if this happened regularly but it was the first time, she was told. The woman's young daughter said she thought her mum "was joking" when she said there was a bull outside their home.

Other neighbours were in disbelief too and ran outside to look. One man said there are a "fair few fields around" so cows in the areas are normal, but never before has he seen one outside his home.

The wild footage shows residents rushing from their homes to witness the unusual scenes. But the bull didn't stick around for long, according to reports, and it took off down the street. After that, it's not known where it went. But with no other reports, it's believed it returned to it's paddock.

Bull in Sydney street.
The bull wandered into front yards as residents rushed outside. Source: Seven News

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