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Cattle Roundup Over: Last Cow Caught Weeks After Truck Crash

Officials had said they called in real cowboys to round up the escaped cattle Oct. 1

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    Dozens of Cows on the Loose Near Atlanta

    More than 80 cows were on the loose near Atlanta after a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate-285 Monday. The cattle were roaming the roadways in the metro area, dodging police and cars during rush-hour traffic. (Published Monday, Oct. 1, 2018)

    Officials say a cow that hoofed it for two weeks on the lam after a livestock truck overturned on a busy interstate junction north of Atlanta has been caught.

    News outlets report 89 cows initially escaped when the tractor-trailer wrecked before dawn on Oct. 1 on a cloverleaf linking Interstate 75 with Interstate 285. Eleven cows died in the crash.

    The Georgia Department of Transportation's metro Atlanta district tweeted a photo of the runaway cow standing in some woods Monday morning. Department spokeswoman Natalie Dale says it was safely captured by the afternoon.

    Officials had said they called in real cowboys to round up the escaped cattle Oct. 1, closing some roads as police dealt with four wrecks caused by the wandering animals. No one was hurt in those accidents.

    "We're wrangling some cows, that's what we're doing," Sandy Springs Police Sgt. Sam Worsham said at the time.