Cary officials capture runaway steer

Posted June 3, 2008

— A runaway steer was captured in Cary Tuesday afternoon near Ten Ten Road.

Police said the animal was one of four being transported to a slaughterhouse Monday morning when it apparently escaped.

The 1,200-pound steer was on the loose in the neighborhood and hid in a nearby wooded area.

Reports of a steer on the loose began to trickle in to Cary police just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

One person reported a bull loose on Greyhawk Place. The owner of the animal corrected that report, saying the animal was a steer – a male bovine that has been castrated.

Wake county deputies, Cary police and residents searched for the steer. Crews chased and later corralled the steer at Ten Ten Road and Den Hieder Way just before noon.

After cornering it, crews had difficulty getting near the steer. A cow was brought in to lure the steer out of hiding.


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  • angora2 Jun 3, 2008

    "you can just forget being invited over for lunch and golf at my country club."

    BBQ Boy, is supposed to make us sad? "My country club?" So you own it. I am impressed.

  • angora2 Jun 3, 2008

    If I were an animal headed for slaughter, I'd run for my life too. Too bad they caught the steer.

  • BBQ Boy Jun 3, 2008

    Rev RB, as a long time Cary resident, I am greatly offended by your comments. And you can just forget being invited over for lunch and golf at my country club.

  • Starlyte Jun 3, 2008

    "Cary is full of snots, and THAT is a fact."

    "Now what on earth does that comment have to do with livestock on the loose?"

    About as much as your complaint of people "sniping" on something...And if you would of read I was addressing someones comments just as you did mine. Next...

  • k9sandQtrs Jun 3, 2008

    Story presented by McDonald's! I love it! haha!

  • grayboomerang Jun 3, 2008

    Let's "Steer" clear of pop shots here against each other.

  • colliedave Jun 3, 2008

    A cow was brought in to lure the steer out of hiding.

    And such is the end of us guys who encouner a feme fatal; we too get sent to the slaughterhouse.

  • raldude Jun 3, 2008

    It is obvious sww1rb does not live in Cary and chooses to make discriminating remarks about those that do. Not everyone lives on plastic and they can actually afford a nice lifestyle. It is about a cow running loose in Cary not about those who have and those who don't.

  • ncmike Jun 3, 2008

    Humm, has anyone noticed that two of the today's top WRAL stories are about bull and Cary buying back toilets? Do ya think there's a message there?

    Just too funny to make it up.


  • nerdlywehunt Jun 3, 2008

    I love the video of the Cary cop running around with an AR15 assault rifle strapped to his back. Wrong caliber to drop a steer but enough with reality......Go get em Barney!