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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Amorous Bull Shops for Love

It didn't cause as much damage as a bull in a china shop, but when an amorous bull walked into a stationery shop in his quest for action, chaos ensued.

The bull in question was wandering around the small town of Pionersk in the Kaliningrad exclave last Saturday afternoon when he spotted his prey, a suitable bovine also mooching around town. The cow decided that the best way to avoid her pursuer's rather bullish advances was to dive through the open door of the nearest stationery shop and hide behind the packs of A4 paper and H2 pencils.

To the shock of the shop assistant, the bull promptly followed the cow into the shop, and "got down to action," said a Kaliningrad region police official on condition of anonymity, citing rules on speaking to the press.

"She got very scared," he said of the assistant, rather than the cow. "She didn't know what to do."

Too upset to think of pressing the alarm button, usually for burglars rather than animals in the midst of unwanted advances, the assistant fled the shop and rang the police on her cell phone. Inside the shop, the two animals managed to destroy eight window displays in the ensuing passion before the cow escaped.

"The most interesting thing was that when cow left the shop another two bulls had a go at her," the official said. "The poor cow was so traumatized that she fell down and lay there for four hours."

Local residents managed to shoo away the bulls before the police arrived.

Cows and bulls do not normally pass through, let alone romp, in the town, the official said. "It's the first time I've heard of such a thing in 10 years," he said.

The owner of the bulls, who was not the owner of the cow, will be charged with criminal damage, the official said. He added that the extent of the damage was as yet unknown, as was whether the cow was with calf.

"We'll know the details in a week," he said, stifling a giggle.

 In other bovine news, 12 cows were killed on Tuesday in the Vitebsk region of Belarus when the St. Petersburg to Kiev express train plowed into them, Interfax reported.