Meet Spain's Killer Star: 'Mouse'

Killer bull becomes big celebrity in Spain
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2011 8:08 AM CDT
A reveler runs away from 'Raton' the killer bull in the early hours of Sunday during a festivity in Sueca, near Valencia, Spain.   (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
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(Newser) – A 1,200-pound, 11-year-old bull named "Mouse" has become an unlikely star in Spain: After killing as three people—most recently on Aug. 14—and injuring five over the years, Mouse is now the most famous beast in the country, reports the AP. More than 3,000 fans turned out last night to cheer Mouse as dozens of daredevils ran through a bull ring, risking his wrath, as the theme from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly played through the stadium's loudspeakers. Mouse's owner is contemplating retiring the bull after one more event this year, turning him to stud for up to $4,100 per "service."

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