The bull who got loose in Jamaica Tuesday and led NYPD officials on a chase for several hours before eventually getting caught is just the latest Big Apple animal to make a run for it in recent years.
From a cobra that slithered out of The Bronx Zoo and a kangaroo that broke out of a Staten Island yard to a sheep that went on the lam in Brooklyn, it really is a jungle out there:
Freddie the steer — named for Queen singer Freddie Mercury because he just wanted to "break free" — escaped from Archer Halal Live Poultry on Archer Avenue and 165th Street on Jan. 21, 2016, and ran through the streets before police finally caught him in a nearby parking garage and returned him to the slaughterhouse.
Freddie's spirited escape inspired Mike Stura, 49, of Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in Wantage, N.J., to drive down to Queens and make an impassioned plea for his freedom, successfully convincing the slaughterhouse to release the animal to a New Jersey animal sanctuary.
Some Staten Islanders were treated to a sight out of a safari after a zebra named Razzi and a miniature pony named Casper both escaped from a yard on Victory Boulevard and Travis Avenue on Nov. 28, 2012.
A construction worker found the animals a few blocks away and helped coax them back to their home.