Police on snowmobiles track down runaway cow in Illinois

By Daniel Uria  |  Dec. 22, 2016 at 2:22 PM
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SYCAMORE, Ill., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Illinois employed the help of snowmobiles to chase down a runaway cow who had been on the loose in the area.

Sycamore Police Department shared a Facebook status alerting local residents about the loose cow which quickly gained traction, gathering more than 1,000 shares and several comments containing cow related puns.

"The Sycamore Police have received several reports of a loose cow wandering around the southeast part of town," the post read. "We have been unable to capture the animal. If you, or someone you know, is missing a cow please contact us and provide us your contact information so if we do capture it we know who to call."

The next day police managed to track down the escaped bovine and shared a photo of a pair of officers attempting to corral the cow while riding snowmobiles.

"After a midday 'steak' out, the lost cow has been reunited with its owners," police said. "Thank you for your help, and your puns!"

Police were informed the cow had been missing from a local farm for two months, Deputy Chief Jim Winters told the Daily Chronicle.

Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy said it was rare to see a loose cow in the area these days and the news provided a bit of "comic relief."

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