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Loose cow caught after six months in Georgia
ArcaMax ^ | Set. 17, 2013 | UPI

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.


TOPICS: Agriculture; Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
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Completely believable. Cows are sneaky. It's also conceivable that no one in Georgia knows how to capture one.
1 posted on 09/19/2013 7:37:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy; mikrofon; martin_fierro
She did not reveal the ultimate fate of the cow.

They probably threw the loose cow in the hoosegow.

2 posted on 09/19/2013 7:40:45 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (For a moo-ving offense.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Hey, this is Free Republic!

It should be "lose" cow...

3 posted on 09/19/2013 7:44:18 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: 1rudeboy

4 posted on 09/19/2013 7:44:53 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 1rudeboy

How now, loose cow?


5 posted on 09/19/2013 7:45:28 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: 1rudeboy
Here cow, cow, cow...

Utterly dumb.

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!!

6 posted on 09/19/2013 7:45:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 1rudeboy

Using the wrong bait.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 7:47:28 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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To: COBOL2Java
RC Car Cattle Round-Up .
8 posted on 09/19/2013 7:47:55 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Well, I hear that Hillary is bisexual, but I don’t really know if she’s loose.


9 posted on 09/19/2013 7:47:57 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Wow—six months on the lam.

The cow should get a book deal for this.


10 posted on 09/19/2013 7:48:58 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: 1rudeboy
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...

That's just nuts and udderly unbelievable!

11 posted on 09/19/2013 7:49:38 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: 1rudeboy

Yahoooo!!!! .... Bubba Burgers tonight!!!


12 posted on 09/19/2013 7:52:48 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: 1rudeboy

The hereford went down to Georgia
She was lookin for souls to steal


13 posted on 09/19/2013 7:54:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

HAMBURGER!!!!!


14 posted on 09/19/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT by Iron head mike (The government will soon make criminals of us all.)
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To: 1rudeboy
What a barefoot 10 year old boy can do in 30 minutes took a government agency 6 months.

/johnny

15 posted on 09/19/2013 8:01:41 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 1rudeboy

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


16 posted on 09/19/2013 8:07:31 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: 1rudeboy
Loose cow discovered in AZ:


17 posted on 09/19/2013 8:08:35 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Nifster

I was joking.


18 posted on 09/19/2013 8:08:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy; JoeProBono
She did not reveal the ultimate fate of the cow.

It died in a series of related fires.

19 posted on 09/19/2013 8:09:27 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 8:12:43 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: 1rudeboy

mmmmmmm.....beefsteak.....hamburger......ribs......mmmm, mmmm, mmm


21 posted on 09/19/2013 8:13:00 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 1rudeboy

> 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.


22 posted on 09/19/2013 8:13:02 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Not many cowboys east of the Mississippi.


23 posted on 09/19/2013 8:15:36 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

That cow could write a book about her 6 months on the lamb...

I mean lam


24 posted on 09/19/2013 8:16:23 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: JRandomFreeper

Six months to catch a cow. Eleven years to “rebuild” the World Trade Center. Our ancestors must be so proud.


25 posted on 09/19/2013 8:19:14 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: 1rudeboy

Well done.


26 posted on 09/19/2013 8:19:50 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: 1rudeboy

That’s the problem with this country these days...
too many slutty cows...


27 posted on 09/19/2013 8:34:41 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: 1rudeboy
"It is on its way to somewhere better,"

....in my belly

what an udderly silly story

28 posted on 09/19/2013 8:38:41 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (if "meat is murder" what is abortion?)
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To: BuffaloJack

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


29 posted on 09/19/2013 8:41:17 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (if "meat is murder" what is abortion?)
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To: 1rudeboy

I went out with a loose cow for a while. They aren’t all that hard to find here in Vegas.


30 posted on 09/19/2013 8:49:10 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Cyber Liberty

+1


31 posted on 09/19/2013 8:50:08 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

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.


32 posted on 09/19/2013 8:55:52 AM PDT by Himyar
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


33 posted on 09/19/2013 9:00:43 AM PDT by Tammy8 ( ~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Sacajaweau

Actually, it’s “sue cow.” Cows can be onery but they’re not that fast or that bright.


34 posted on 09/19/2013 9:37:33 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Tammy8

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.


35 posted on 09/19/2013 11:08:42 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh, so this wasn’t another Janet Reno story?


36 posted on 09/19/2013 11:09:41 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 1rudeboy
A loose cow....
37 posted on 09/19/2013 11:34:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


38 posted on 09/19/2013 12:19:45 PM PDT by Tammy8 ( ~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: 1rudeboy

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)


39 posted on 09/19/2013 12:44:36 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

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.


40 posted on 09/19/2013 12:47:15 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro; 1rudeboy
The animal was first spotted wandering in the area about six months ago

You'd think the spots would've stood out and hastened its capture ...

41 posted on 09/19/2013 2:43:14 PM PDT by mikrofon (Connecting the DOT's)
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To: Flycatcher
Hey, this is Free Republic!

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.

42 posted on 09/19/2013 5:52:17 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: 1rudeboy

That’s some pretty country up your way


43 posted on 09/19/2013 9:24:37 PM PDT by Nifster
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