Morning Sentinel interviews Knight about escaped Skowhegan bull

The Morning Sentinel spoke with Colt Knight, an assistant extension professor and livestock specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about a Skowhegan bull that escaped and was killed. When the local police chief chased the loose bull through town and fatally shot it, he was taking what a pair of livestock experts say was unnecessarily risky action, the article states. When trying to capture a loose animal, Knight recommended giving it space to calm down instead of chasing it. “I think it’s police that get anxious,” he said. “They want to stop it immediately when oftentimes, if you give it some time, you can probably corral the animal or someone can wrangle it. It’s not a tiger and they’re usually not vicious, so if you just chill for a minute, you can probably come up with a plan to corral it.”