Good News! Rogue Wanderlust Cows Captured and Returning Home Today

Apparently many local residents have seen the infamous Snoqualmie Valley runaway teenage Black Angus steers (cows) over the past few weeks, whether it be on pasture lands or wandering rural streets like Reinig Road.

Local photographer, Sandy Horvath, captured this double exposure photo of the two cows on Reinig Road on August 17, 2013 

 

According to Snoqualmie Valley historian, Dave Battey, in addition to strolls down local streets,  the large black cows had been spotted enjoying time with the elk on Meadowbrook Farm and most recently on Old Monte Vista Dairy Farm and the Indian Hill neighborhood.  Dave said cows’ owners were in hot pursuit, “but these dudes do not want to get caught.”

But good news! Indian Hill residents, Mike Akers and his husband Jason, had also been tracking the story of the two wandering black cows.  Thanks to a tip from their neighbor, the two were able to plan accordingly and capture the rogue cows on their property Tuesday evening, August 20, 2013.

Mike said they contacted the cows’ owner, Herman, who arrived promptly and let them know the cows would be removed and returned home safe and sound today, August 22nd.

Mike Akers, his husband Jim, and cows' owner, Herman. Cows in background at their Indian Hill Snoqualmie home.

Mike Akers, his husband Jim, and cows’ owner, Herman. Cows in background at their Indian Hill Snoqualmie home.

 

Mike and Jason, pointing to successfully captured rogue cows, along with owner Herman.

Mike and Jason, pointing to successfully captured rogue cows, along with owner Herman. Photo by Mike Akers

 

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Photo by Mike Akers

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Photo by Mike Akers

 

 

Comments

  1. I don’t think it’s good news that the cows were captured—you said in an earlier post that they are going to be slaughtered this fall. As an animal lover and vegetarian, I am saddened by that. Other cows who have escaped on their way to the slaughterhouse have been taken to animal sanctuaries and lived out their lives in peace. I wish that could have happened for these animals. Think about it the next time you post about dogs—there’s really not much difference between them. All animals have feelings, and how we categorize some of them as family members and some of them as dinner makes no sense to me.

    • Danna McCall says

      I actually have no direct knowledge of the plans for the cows. It was a comment left by a reader that stated they are to be slaughtered. I haven’t been able to verify that either way as of yet.

  2. LOL, too funny.. We too have intermittent wandering cows on our property.. they take a run at the fence and move on through. .both ways! .. We do get woken early mornings with poundings on our front door.. “your cows are out”! LOL We are surrounded by em on three sides.. . and we always get a kick out of roundin these little guys. .(usually under yearling age) up and getting them back to the pasture!.. they make a stand… for a minute.. then go plowin through the fence to escape the human factor! Love it.. good goin Mike n Jason.. LOL Jim n Kris

  3. Cuties..all of them..

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