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Hillsborough veteran deputy wades in pond to rescue a drowning bull

On Friday morning, a Hillsborough County, Fla. man mowing the grass in Riverview called the Hillsborough County deputies to report what he thought was a cow drowning in a nearby pond reported abc action news.

Deputy Christina Ammons holds the bull head above water to keep the weak animal from drowning.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Veteran Deputy Officer Christina Ammons was the first to arrive at 6031 Madison Ave. where she spotted the bull (not a cow) about six feet from the shore, apparently too weak from struggling in the water to even hold his head up.

So what does an animal loving, professional officer do? Of course, Officer Ammons stripped off her gun belt and uniform shirt and waded into the pond to hold the bull's head and face out of the water.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's Facebook, another deputy stood by to make sure no alligators tried to attack.

Within 45 minutes, the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue arrived and with the combined efforts of many rescuers, attached a winch to the 1,000 pound bull and pulled him to safety.

The bull rested about 30 minutes and was then back up on his feet. He was expected to make a full recovery.

And it's certainly worthy to note that Deputy Ammons is such a humble officer, even though she showed incredible bravery for jumping in to save the drowning bull, these were her words via Facebook to the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue:

Christina Ammons: Thank you all and God bless those guys from the Hillsborough County Fire heroes!!!!
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