Killer Spanish Bull Called "Mouse" Dies

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADRID (AP) — A fighting bull named "Mouse" that became one of the most popular and most feared beasts in Spanish town festivals after he killed three people has died.

El Pais newspaper Monday said the 12-year-old black-and-white bull, which weighed 550 kilograms (1,200 pounds), died Sunday on a ranch in the eastern town of Sueca.

Owner Gregorio de Jesus told the newspaper he intended stuffing the beast and putting him on display at the ranch.

The bull, known as "Raton" (Mouse) in Spanish, was a leading attraction in bull-running events during town summer festivals because of his lethal charges.

Town halls were reported to have paid up to $18,000 to have him in their festivals.

Some 3,000 people turned out for his final run before he was retired in September 2011.


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