Another cow on the loose, this time in South El Monte

A large black cow was running loose Wednesday morning under the 60 Freeway in South El Monte, police said.

Officers were called at 4:07 a.m. to Durfee Avenue and Peck Road, said Officer Patrick Kimball of the California Highway Patrol.

Kimball said it was unknown how the cow got loose, or where it came from.

As the cow was under the freeway, it did not impact traffic, Kimball said.

No other details were immediately available.

As of around 4:30 a.m., the bovine had not yet been recaptured.

It’s the second time in about a week that a cow has gotten free and made news.

Last Tuesday, 40 bovines escaped a slaughterhouse in Pico Rivera when an employee mistakenly left a door open. The animals stampeded through residential streets, causing some property damage. One was killed by a sheriff’s deputy after charging at a family, and one was recovered two days later in South El Monte, about five miles away. The other 38 were recovered later that night.

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