Authorities say a bull that escaped from a property in Barrington Hills last week remains on the loose and anyone who spots it is urged to stay away from it.
The Barrington Hills Police Department issued an 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.
Barrington Hills Police Department Press Information Officer William Walsh told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the bull escaped from a property near the intersection.
The brown and white male bull is not friendly and went missing Thursday evening into Friday morning, Walsh said.
Anyone who spots the bull should not approach it and instead call 911 immediately.
Lake and McHenry County Scanner on Monday obtained a photo of the stray bull, which has still not been captured.
“Our message remains the same; if you see the bull do not approach it or take any action that would jeopardize your safety and well-being. Call 911 if you see it,” Walsh said.
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.
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.