Cowboys were called to a suburban North Highlands roundup Tuesday after cattle escaped from the back of a livestock trailer.
About 11 head of cattle were somehow let out of the trailer Tuesday morning. A handful of the cows found refuge behind a residence west of Palm Avenue and Hillsdale Boulevard. The black Angus cows threw their weight around, knocking air conditioning units aside. Eventually, cowboys from Lincoln arrived about 7:45 a.m.
Linda McKinney woke up around 5 a.m. to scuffling noises behind her one-story apartment.
“I thought they were bums behind my home,” McKinney said. She made her way out the front door to check and saw an officer who informed her it was “just cows.”
California Highway Patrol Sgt. George Berrios said the livestock trailer driver claims someone unlocked the trailer door as he slept.