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Cary officials capture runaway steer

Posted June 3, 2008 8:25 a.m. EDT
Updated June 3, 2008 9:10 p.m. EDT

— 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.