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Authorities are warning the public after a stray bull was spotted Friday in Barrington Hills and they say anyone who spots it should call 911.

The Barrington Hills Police Department issued the alert to residents early Friday afternoon.

The alert said a stray bull was last seen in the area of Route 62 and Old Sutton Road.

Police said anyone who spots the bull should not approach it and instead call 911 immediately.

Authorities have not said yet where the bull is believed to have come from.

Lake and McHenry County Scanner is awaiting further details from the police department.

In September 2021, a female bison was being corralled into an enclosure from a trailer when she managed to escape from Milk and Honey Farmstead in nearby Wauconda.

The animal had been spotted dozens of times by Wauconda and Island Lake residents, who took videos and photos and posted them on social media.

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Officials said they believed she settled at Lakewood Forest Preserve in unincorporated Wauconda in April 2022.

In late May 2022, Lake County Forest Preserve officials said they worked for days with a professional livestock specialist to capture the bison.

The alleged owner of the bison was charged following the ordeal. He was later found not guilty at trial.