A 2,000-pound Brahman bull got loose at the Mississippi State Fair, scattering crowds and bowling over pursuers.

"If it had of been any other kind of bull but a Brahman, we could have walked right up to it," said Jamie Cox, 24, of Edwards. "But Brahmans are mean."The bull snapped its rope behind a barn Thursday night and wandered into a field where cars and livestock trailers were parked. Then the bull, apparently frightened by a growing circle of onlookers, stormed toward the midway.

The crowd eventually steered the bull into a left turn, past a concession stand, and into the livestock judging arena where it was corralled with a makeshift cage.