Sunday, January 08, 2006

Happy Cows Live in California...

Not Montana.

Cow Escapes Meat Plant, Dodges SUV, Train

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - A cow that escaped a slaughterhouse dodged vehicles, ran in front of a train, braved the icy Missouri River and took three tranquilizer darts before being recaptured six hours later. News of the heifer's adventures prompted a number of people to offer to buy the animal.

The black, 1,200 pound heifer jumped a gate at the packing plant at around 5 a.m. Thursday and apparently wandered through residential areas. Police received reports at about 9:30 a.m. that it was in the middle of a busy intersection.

Police tried to catch the cow, and had her wedged between a stock trailer and a fence, but the heifer barreled through the fence toward the river, nearly being hit by a Chevrolet Suburban.
It was the first of many near-death experiences.

[Full Story...]

Cow: I've not yet begun to fight!
*gets hit with tranquilizer dart*
*gets hit with two more darts*

"Slaughterhouse workers created a makeshift pen with metal panels that led to a stock trailer."
Cow: ooo shiney!