Caught on tape: Bull leaps into grandstand at rodeo

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by CNN

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Posted on February 28, 2011 at 3:59 PM

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. — Having front-row seats for a rodeo sounds like a pretty exciting time. But a North Carolina couple wasn't prepared to be charged by a high-jumping bull.

It happened at the Old Ford Fire Department Rodeo in Williamston on Saturday. Rodeo workers were trying to round up the bull after a rider fell off, but the bull had other ideas.

Dramatic video shows the bull jumping over a five-foot fence and into the stands... and then back out again.

Butch Trimnal pushed his wife out of the bull's way, but they both were injured. They were able to drive themselves to the hospital.

Officials at the venue offered the couple assistance with their medical bills and unlimited tickets to any future events.

As for the bull, he wasn't injured and was used again later in the show.

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