Friday, February 04, 2005

Police Shoot 2 Cows To Death

South Saint Paul Police said they had to shoot two cows to death after the animals escaped from a livestock yard early Thursday morning. At least six cows left a stockyard in South St. Paul. Drivers began calling police to report the loose cattle at around 3:45 a.m. "I came off 494 to Hardman and there was a truck and a cop car following a bunch of cows down the road," said Ron Kish. "At that time they were trying to round it up, it looked like." A news crew saw one cow being shot to death near the corner of Armour and Farwell Avenues. A second cow was killed by police about a mile from there. Other cows were rounded up by authorities, and no animals are believed to be still on the loose. Police said the cows needed to be killed because they became a safety hazard in the morning traffic.