Refusing to let chickens have all the fun, a cow crossed the road Wednesday morning, leading Southold police and Southold Animal Shelter staffers on a wild goose chase through Peconic.
The 8-month-old calf got loose from Breeze Hill Farm north of Route 48 around 9:15 a.m. and made its way across the busy street before later being caught wandering in a vineyard just west of the Southold Town police station on Route 25.
That’s over a mile by car.
The young cow was new to Breeze Hill Farm and had only been away from her mother for three days before her adventure through Peconic, said Gillian Pultz, the executive director of the North Fork Animal Welfare League, which runs the shelter.
“She was just freaked out,” Ms. Pultz said. “She didn’t know where she lived yet and she hadn’t gotten acclimated to her surroundings, so, she just ran.”
Once the cow was captured she was safely transported back to the farm.