It isn’t often that police are on the hunt for a runaway cow, but officers in Pocatello, Idaho, chased after and killed a cow after it escaped from a butcher shop, reports Idaho State Journal.
While being prepared for slaughter Dec. 12, the cow jumped over a six-foot-tall fence and ran across roads and through neighborhoods with police and animal control officers in chase. The 1,000 pound cow was considered a safety hazard after it caused damage to several vehicles and almost caused minor traffic accidents.
Police shot the animal once in the head but it continued to run. After it was found in a backyard, police shot it one more time in the head, killing it instantly. The cow was then returned to the butcher shop.
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