Hank Sims / @ 1:38 p.m. / Art

Cow Chooses Death on the Freeway Over Auction; Northbound Hwy 101 Blocked Near Fortuna


A Lost Coast Outpost Facebook friend alerts us to the fact that a cow is running down Highway 101 near Fortuna, currently blocking both northbound lanes.

Scanner traffic indicates that the animal is really a calf, and that it escaped from a nearby auction yard. Six people are currently attempting to wrangle the little fella, a dispatcher tells police heading to the scene.

UPDATE 1:41 p.m.: “The cowboys have the situation in hand,” the same cheery dispatcher just said.


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