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A very tired bull

A rodeo bull in the US state of Hawaii appears comfortable again after spending about 20 hours with his head stuck in a giant tire.

The bull, named Skywalker, couldn't eat or drink after he got his head lodged in a discarded truck tire, ranch owner Paige De Ponte said.

"He was uncomfortable and it took all day to get him out," she said this week.

No one could get near the cranky bull Tuesday until Skywalker became exhausted enough for ranch worker Kawika Manoa to use a piece of wood to pry off the tire, which weighs more than 22 kilograms.

Skywalker went straight for the water trough, De Ponte said.

She didn't know how the tire ended up around Skywalker's neck, but she said she hopes his plight will raise awareness about using rural areas as dumping grounds. "Our open-range ranch has been here for 50 years, and never have we seen such an event like this," she said. But the bull appears to be fine after the ordeal. The story was reported in the Maui News.


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