Cow captured after 5 months on the lam

Dec. 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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MILFORD, Conn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A cow that had been on the run for five months has been captured in Connecticut, officials said.

Wanda, a 1-year-old, 400-pound calf, was tranquilized and captured Wednesday, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported. She's now living on a farm in Oxford.

A team of 15 people had been feeding Wanda every day since July at a location in Milford, Rick George, director of animal control said. They set up a feeding pen weeks ago to get her comfortable with the enclosure before closing in Wednesday night.

Wanda was not injured during the capture but suffered a bloody nose in her attempt to get out of the pen, George said.

She had previously escaped capture twice when a nearby herd of deer tipped her off to the presence of animal control officers. The deer, which have more acute senses, would stomp on the ground, notifying Wanda of possible danger, George said.

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