Wrangler ropes cow after four hours of bovine wandering in Elk Grove
05/07/2014 7:15 AM
05/07/2014 8:09 AM
A wrangler roped a cow near Highway 99 and Elk Grove Boulevard early Wednesday after the animal spent about four hours traipsing through a portion of Elk Grove.
The large cow variously roamed a shopping center, ran near the highway and generally escaped the best efforts of those who were trying to get it into a livestock trailer.
The initial call to Elk Grove police of cow-on-the-loose came in at 3:58 a.m. Wednesday near Elk Grove and East Stockton boulevards. A livestock specialist arrived on the scene.
However, despite best efforts, the cow ran around at will while officers and others in trucks, squad cars and an all-terrain vehicle tried to keep her from entering traffic.
At 7:15 a.m., the cow was standing in a field near some mobile homes. A wrangler on horseback roped the cow and she was loaded into a waiting trailer at about 7:40 a.m. for transport home.
Sacto 911 StaffBill Lindelof
More Sacto 911Crimemapper
Send news tips
Sign up for breaking news alerts
Crime Q&ASacramento Bee reporter Cathy Locke answers your questions about crime news, trends and issues. Look up specific cases using Arrest Logs and Sacramento Superior Courts case database.
Submit your question
Join the Discussion
The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.