Escaped cows take over California neighborhood

A herd of cows busted out of a slaughterhouse and took over a California neighborhood, wild video shows.

At least 20 cows late Monday stampeded down a street in Pico Rivera, munching on lawns and even charging cops tried to corral them, reports said.

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shot one escaped animal as authorities worked to contain them, KTLA reported.

Most of the livestock was loaded onto two trailers more than two hours after the initial report was received, but several were still “out and about” in the area of Beverly Road and Durfee Avenue around 10 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Tracy Koerner told the Los Angeles Times.

One person was transported to a trauma center during the stampede, but Los Angeles County fire officials did not have additional details on how the victim was hurt, the station reported.

Startled residents told KTTV they spotted the “loud” animals making a dash for it and had no idea what was happening.

“I didn’t know where they were coming from,” one man told the station, adding that law enforcement officials were quick to respond to the scene.

“They were just going all over the place, getting out from the slaughterhouse, I guess,” another person said.

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One person was transported to a trauma center during the stampede.
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“They took off running down Beverly and ended up in here,” one woman said of the cows’ route before turning playful. “Eat more chicken.”

Video posted to Facebook shows several dozen cows barreling down Durfee Avenue before stampeding through a front yard, destroying a fence in the process.

“Holy cow,” one woman replied.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Pico Rivera station also had some fun with their bovine brush.

“Steer clear for a few more minutes please,” the agency tweeted. “We are in the process of moo-ving the cows!”

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