Well, this was a sight to behold. I have some questions…
During his 30-year career with the Galveston Island Beach Patrol, Peter Davis has responded to his share of unusual calls.
The drama began on Wednesday morning, when the adventurous cow wandered away from its owner’s property. The owner first contacted Galveston police, who were unable to catch the breakaway bovine.
Then, about 1:30 p.m., an island resident called 911 to report a cow lost at sea. Could that be?
“The cow had actually walked out there because it was low tide and made it onto a shallow area,” explained Davis, chief of the 110-member Beach Patrol. “It was standing on a sandbar about a quarter-mile from shore.”
Now, cows aren’t the sharpest crayons in the box but what made it wander towards the ocean? Was he running away from civilization? From biting flies? Was it just that hot? Is he a sea cow?
I looked (not that hard) but can’t seem to find another incident of this. Domestic animals who escape do get into some tricky situations but this was strange. The cow was recovered without injury.