Fugitive Alpine cow recaptured
8th September 2011
A cow that escaped moments before she was to be sent to the abattoir has been caught after 3 months on the run. She has been living wild in southern Germany.
The cow, Yvonne, has made the headlines in Bavaria and beyond after her audacious bid for freedom.
She broke through an electric fence in the town of Muhldorf in May and ever since has apparently been living alongside local deer and foraging for herself.
She had evaded all attempts to re-capture her.
Hunters were given permission to shoot her as she was thought to pose a danger to traffic after she ran into the road in front of a police car before disappearing.
The 6-year old dairy cow was located last week and was shot with tranquilisers before being captured. She has been bought by an animal sanctuary so it appears Yvonne has escaped the slaughter house altogether.
The Gut Aiderbichl animal sanctuary paid €700 for Yvonne and it hopes she will become a star attraction and bring in many visitors.
For a video news report from when the animal was still evading capture, see below.
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