Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:32 PM
The Straight Story (48,080 posts)
Escaped Edmonton cow leads police on merry chase
A cow on the lam in north Edmonton is back in captivity after escaping from a nearby slaughterhouse but a bull sent to lure the animal is still on the loose.
Police staked out an area near the Belvedere LRT station after 7 a.m. Wednesday after reports that a cow escaped from Edmonton Custom Packers.
The niche packer slaughters animals according to Islamic tradition, said employee Mohammed Jomha.
The animal escaped through an open gate, said Jomha, who laughed at the attention garnered by the cow.
"What I saw here — all policemen, helicopters, everybody saying, 'Stay here, stay here.' It's unbelievable. It's a very, very good country."
At one point during the roundup, a bull was set loose in an attempt to lure and control the cow. It failed, and hours later the bull was still on the loose.
The testy bovine charged a police car, damaging the cruiser while climbing over it.
It rammed the vehicle several times before officers could chase it into a fenced-off field in an industrial area, said spokesperson Clair Seyler.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:36 PM
Scootaloo (25,483 posts)
1. So, what, did they give the bull instructions?
"Okay, listen. hey! Listen. Okay. There's a cow on the loose and we need you to... listen, will you? we need you to round up the cow and bring her back here. You got that? What? I don't know if she's hot, she's a cow! Can you just do this for us? Good, thanks. Off you go then!"