NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Police hope a farm device used to feed cattle will help coral a cow that has been on the loose for months in a central New York town. Officers in New Hartford have put feed in a headlock feeder and placed the device along a road outside Utica where the rogue cow has been spotted. Headlock feeders have locking mechanisms that trap a cow's head while it's feeding.
Police tell the Utica Observer-Dispatch the 1,500-pound cow has been on the loose for several months. Efforts to identify its owner have been unsuccessful.
A local farmer has agreed to take the cow if it is eventually caught.
Motorists spotted the cow last week as it ran for several miles on a local road before bolting into the woods.
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