Runaway cow now wanted alive, not dead

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26 Aug, 2011 Updated Fri 26 Aug 2011 15:27 CEST
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Yvonne the runaway cow who has eluded hunters and would-be helpers alike in the woods of Upper Bavaria since May, is still on the loose, but she’s no longer running for her life.


The district office in Mühldorf am Inn, the Bavarian town responsible for the area where Yvonne is on the run, decided on Friday to not renew the general shooting permit it had issued on her. Only three experts are allowed to use a stun gun, should they find Yvonne, a spokeswoman said.

The hunting permit was issued after Yvonne had run across a road in front of a police car, causing officials to deem her a danger to traffic.

Two weeks ago, though, the license was suspended, in agreement with worried veterinary services and the animal sanctuary Mühldorf Aiderbichl, which purchased the cow and intends to put her out to pasture - once she’s caught, that is.

Officials now say the cow poses no acute risk for road traffic.

Representatives of the Aiderbichl sanctuary have tried, so far in vain, to catch the cow with high-profile efforts, including using other animals to try to lure her out of hiding.

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2011/08/26 15:27

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