Skip to comments.Loose cow caught after six months in Georgia
Posted on 09/19/2013 7:37:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (UPI) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation said a loose bovine causing traffic troubles at an interstate intersection has been caught after about six months.
Jill Goldberg, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation, said the animal, found to be a cow rather than the bull it was originally believed to be, wandered into a pen built to ensnare it Monday near the intersection of I-75 and I-675, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday.
"We corralled it, then tranquilized it," Goldberg said.
The animal was first spotted wandering in the area about six months ago and DOT workers put a corral with water and food at a nearby maintenance facility in the hopes of ensnaring the bovine.
"It is on its way to somewhere better," Goldberg said.
She did not reveal the ultimate fate of the cow.
They probably threw the loose cow in the hoosegow.
It should be "lose" cow...
How now, loose cow?
My bros pigs escaped. Calmly, my dad got some corn and made a trail to the truck that took those little piggies to market. Voila...Daddy brought home the bacon!!
Using the wrong bait.
Well, I hear that Hillary is bisexual, but I don’t really know if she’s loose.
Wow—six months on the lam.
The cow should get a book deal for this.
That's just nuts and udderly unbelievable!
Yahoooo!!!! .... Bubba Burgers tonight!!!
The hereford went down to Georgia
She was lookin for souls to steal
Not true. In north Georgia we graze em and eat em. Cows just around the bend from me wander around all the time. Get corralled easily.Now south of Atlanta that’s a different question all together.... but it is farm country
I was joking.
It died in a series of related fires.
I would have to conclude that sex education in Georgia for the past number of years is a total failure if they cannot tell the difference between a cow & a bull after 6 months of observing it.
The sexual appendage on a bull is pretty evident from quite a distance.
mmmmmmm.....beefsteak.....hamburger......ribs......mmmm, mmmm, mmm
> Completely believable. Cows are sneaky. It’s also conceivable that no one in Georgia knows how to capture one.
Sounds like an event that happened in a small Western New York town in the New York Southern Tier about 25 years ago.
A bull escaped from a farm and for two or three years was damaging fences and crops on the farms in the area. He evaded local attempts at hunting him down and bounties put up for his capture or demise for several years. Eventually, the damage stopped and everyone assumed he just died out in the woods. They never did get him or find out what happened to him.
Not many cowboys east of the Mississippi.
That cow could write a book about her 6 months on the lamb...
I mean lam
Six months to catch a cow. Eleven years to “rebuild” the World Trade Center. Our ancestors must be so proud.
That’s the problem with this country these days...
too many slutty cows...
....in my belly
what an udderly silly story
oddly, while hiking my property in the Southern Tier NY Hills, I came across a cow skeleton on a rather steep hill side - no farms up top - all i can figure is it made the trek up from the valley
I went out with a loose cow for a while. They aren’t all that hard to find here in Vegas.
Actually there are plenty of cowboys and cowgirls here in the South. Don’t know why they didn’t call one. I’m a 63 year old cowgirl. Give me a rope and my “little red horse” and it would have been a done deal.
Sounds like no actual cowboys were involved. It should have been obvious whether it was a cow or bull even from a distance...it wouldn’t have taken a cowboy 6 months to pen her, and once she was penned there was no need to tranquilize her, a cowboy would have just loaded her out of the pen into a trailer. Cows are sneaky, but as my dad always said cows are dumb and you have to be smarter than the cow. My dad was a great cowboy so he knew what he was talking about for sure.
Actually, it’s “sue cow.” Cows can be onery but they’re not that fast or that bright.
I’m no cowboy, but if I told a client it would take six months to round up a cow, I’d be out of a job.
Oh, so this wasn’t another Janet Reno story?
I have never claimed to be a cowboy or cowgirl for that matter but have many in the family and have always lived on a ranch. If I couldn’t round up a cow in less time I would never live it down. I have an 11 year old grandson they should have hired to gather her.
Sorry us folks up towards the mountains tend to get a little cranky when folks make fun of us. Truth is in some parts of the country they really wouldn’t know how to round up cattle under any circumstances.
It is fair time around here so I may have had too many weekends full of corn dogs and funnel cakes which probably addled either my brain or my sense of humor (or both)
No worries. I live in NE Illinois, which people assume is Chicago. I get the sideways look when I tell them I’m busy with horse vets.
You'd think the spots would've stood out and hastened its capture ...
It should be "lose" cow...
Thanks for that post! So very, very true. You'd think they would have learned the difference between those two words in the fifth grade but, alas, they didn't.
That’s some pretty country up your way
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