On Saturday I went to a lovely festival downtown called The Blessing of the Animals. A traditional Latin American ceremony held annually on the day before Easter.
At the end of the day there was a parade of the animals that all passed by a priest for a splash of holy water. I was told that the parade is always fronted by a bull.
The parade began and as the bull came toward where I was standing it began to wobble on its frail-looking legs... Then, just as the bull was right in front of me it dropped to the ground and eventually (from what I witnessed) died.
It was the damnedest thing I've ever seen.
The felled bull excited some in the crowd into audible concern while it spurred others to make jokes. A guy behind me yelled something in Spanish - of which I understood only one word: "(something something something something)... Hamburguesa!!!"
Within minutes a truck was summoned to carry the poor bull away.
I looked at the woman standing next to me and she asked in disbelief, "What the hell just happened?"
I shrugged, "Gosh, I dunno." Then I made an oddly enthusiastic 80's New Wave video gesture showcasing my peepers and proclaimed, "It must have been my killer blue eyes."
Warning: There's a photo of the fallen bull if you click on "continue reading." I took it only because if I didn't nobody will believe me.