Thursday, March 08, 2007

Loose Livestock in Hurst, Texas

OK, so this is not baby-related. I just have a thing for loose livestock!

"Elusive steer caught after urban chase"

01:33 PM CST on Thursday, March 8, 2007


After a brief standoff, the steer turned its tail and trotted away, traveling through backyards and then ambling into the parking lot of an apartment complex.

From there, the animal crossed several busy streets as puzzled motorists slowed to ponder the unexpected sight.

The steer then went under Highway 183 and, in an irony that could not be scripted by the finest Hollywood screenwriter, walked directly past the drive-through window of a McDonald's hamburger restaurant.

The adventure came to an end behind Full Boar Cycles in the 700 block of West Bedford-Euless Road in Hurst. The now-woozy steer found some comfort in a shady spot adjacent to a drainage culvert, where Hurst and North Richland Hills police and animal control officials set up a perimiter.

Then, in a scene that looked more like the Mesquite Rodeo, an unidentified North Richland Hills police officer was able to finally rope the stubborn steer on his third try.


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