Fugitive Cow Found After 5-Month Search

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) – An 800-pound fugitive cow that eluded authorities for the past five months has been captured by a suburban Connecticut posse.

Nearly 20 people including animal control officers, veterinarians and state agriculture officials were finally able to corral and tranquilize the cow in wooded area of Milford, where it had settled in with a herd of deer. The animal successfully fought off two previous capture attempts after walking away from a farm on the West Haven-Orange town line in July.

Milford animal control director Rick George says it took two tranquilizer darts to subdue the cow called Wilhelmina. It was brought to its new home at a farm in Orange after its owners said they didn’t want it back, although they may have to pay for the cost of the roundup.

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