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Posted: September 17, 2013 8:32 a.m.

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Cow that wandered near freeway is corralled

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A cow with a history of wandering into traffic on busy freeways south of Atlanta has been corralled.

Authorities say the animal was captured around 3:30 p.m. Monday, after it wandered into a pen built to ensnare it.

Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jill Goldberg tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that authorities corralled the cow and then tranquilized it.

The cow, known locally as "Kevin the Cow," sometimes grazed in the median of Interstate 675 and showed up from time to time near the highway in Clayton and Henry counties. Henry County police say 911 switchboards were lit up when the animal came out of the woods to graze by the freeway.

Police suspect it was responsible for at least one traffic accident near I-675, so they warned motorists to be on guard.


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