German 'cow-on-the-run' caught: report

1st September 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Bavaria cow named Yvonne who escaped from a farm in May, went on the run and earned a hefty bounty on her head has been caught, the Bild daily newspaper reported on its website Thursday.

Yvonne was found in Eigelsberg in the Bavarian Alps some six kilometres (3.7 miles) from the farm where she escaped, the paper said, quoting local government sources.

Bild published a 10,000 euro ($14,000) reward offer for Yvonne last month after local authorities told hunters they could shoot her on sight because she was a threat to traffic.

Yvonne had previously run across a forest road in front of a police car.

When news of the reward was splashed on Bild's front page, hunters and locals went out in numbers beating about the woods, and an Austrian animal sanctuary offered to buy the cow if it was taken alive.

Locals brought in Yvonne's sister, Waltraut, and an alluring bull called Ernst to try to lure her out.

© 2011 AFP

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