Watch: New Jersey Trains Delayed as Bull on the Loose Trots Down Tracks

New Jersey bull
Courtesy of New Jersey Transit via AP

New Jersey Transit passengers were shocked Thursday morning to see a bull on the loose, running on the train tracks in Newark.

Reports of the random animal sighting began pouring in around 10:30 a.m. from Newark Penn Station, with passengers on the platforms capturing the peculiar sight with their phones.

A video recorded from one platform shows the confused bull trotting down the tracks as an even more confused station announcer says over the intercom that the train has been delayed “due to a…obstruction on the track.”

Another humorous video, dubbed with rock band Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town,” shows a closer angle of the bull heading down the tracks.

NJ Transit even got in on the fun, jokingly referring to the bull as “police activity” on X.

“I thought maybe it was a Red Bulls PR stunt or something like that, considering the stadium was right there. But yeah, he was just trotting along. We were just trying to figure out…where it came from,” said one passenger to ABC7

Multiple agencies, including police, collaborated to find the animal and corral it inside a fenced lot near Newark Liberty International Airport.

The local outlet reported that the bull was safely tranquilized and taken to Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue, where he was named “Ricardo.”

Questions remain as to where the bull came from and how it got onto the train tracks.


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