Here’s a New One: Cows with Wanderlust, Reinig Road Cows on Move Again

It is not uncommon to come across deer on Snoqualmie Valley roads – even a bear or a bobcat at times, especially at night.  But cows? In broad daylight?  Just sauntering down Reinig Road?

Yes, it’s true. Two rather large black cows were witnessed strolling along Reinig Road by two Snoqualmie Valley residents yesterday, August 17, 2013.

This is not the first time we’ve been notified about the elusive cows wandering the streets near the Snoqualmie River, as they have been the subject of previous local yahoo group postings, attempting to locate the owners of the animals. This is, however, the first time someone has captured  and sent in photos of the two big black cows.

According to one area resident, the two have been roaming free on Valley roads for months.  Yet no one has been able to determine who owns the large animals.  There is also concern for the cows, as they’re wandering winding roads, making them susceptible to being struck by a car.

If you have any information about the two, large “cows about town,”  please leave a comment and possibly help return them to safer pasture land.

Cows spotted on August 17, 2013 on Reinig Road near Snoqualmie.
Cows spotted on August 17, 2013 on Reinig Road near Snoqualmie.
Cows share Reinig Road with local biker, 8/17/2013
Cows share Reinig Road with local biker, 8/17/2013




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  • The police are aware of the cows owners. They have been unable to recapture them. They are planned to be butched later this fall, wandering or not.

  • They haven’t been roaming the roads as stated. They have been in the Reserve by Centennial Field and Mount Si Golf Course and actually thought they were elk.
    Proves,you don’t need fences to keep them contained for three months. They are getting closer to home and the owners are trying to recature them,they are just too elusive and the owners are zeroing in on them, as I write this.

  • Greetings,
    Yes the runaway teenage Black Angus steers had a grand time on Meadowbrook Farm fitting in with the large herd of other ungulates – even chewing their cud together:) Recently they have been alternating between our farm (Old Monte Vista Dairy) and the Indian Hill neighborhood. And yes, the owners are in hot persuit…..but these dudes do not want to get caught.

  • Living Snoqualmie