Authorities wrangle cows in state forest in Andover

ANDOVER, MASS. (WHDH) - State troopers and the MSPCA worked together to wrangle three young cows into a trailer on Friday after they were found on the loose in a state forest in Andover.

Roger Lauze, of the MSPCA, said crews worked quickly to usher the calves onto a waiting trailer at Harold Parker State Forest.

“I don’t know much about Harold Parker, but I would guess there are coyotes. There would be some danger to them,” he said. “Turned out to be easier than we thought. We thought we would be running around the forest. But they are pretty used to people. Probably took us longer to get all our equipment than it did to catch them.”

Although Lauze said convincing the calves to go into the trailer was easier than he thought, it wasn’t without its difficult moments.

“The biggest problem we had was the helicopters flying over,” he recalled. “They were a little panicked by that noise, and people were walking around with their dogs, cattle don’t like dogs.”

For now, the calves, which appear to be all girls, are safe at Nevins Farm in Methuen.

If no one steps forward to claim them, they’ll be placed for adoption.


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