Longhorns on the loose in Fairfield Township
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A trio of Texas Longhorns escaped Sunday in Fairfield Township, and officers are now trying to corral the cattle.
The three longhorns got loose from the 7800 block of Morris Road, Fairfield Township Police Department wrote on Facebook.
Brandon Cantwell, who bought the Longhorns just three weeks ago for his farming hobby, says they jumped the fence to get out.
“My neighbors said that they busted the fence and when I drove back there to see if they busted through the fence there was no bust and then I saw the video and they actually jumped,” explained Cantwell. “They jumped the fence and just ran off, all three of them.”
The longhorns themselves have been difficult to round up as they’ve done their best to avoid police and neighbors in the area.
“We’ve been going at it since we found out at 5 p.m. last night,” said Cantwell. “We’ve been going back and forth between here and the house. Every time we think we catch them, then we lose them. Instead of having too many cooks in the kitchen, we’re trying to let the professional catch them for us.”
The Fairfield Township Police Department urges residents and drivers near Morris Road, Hamilton-Mason Road, Tylersville Road, and Bypass Route 4 to use caution.
“The public is advised to not approach the cattle and motorists traveling in the area are urged to exercise extreme caution and keep a safe distance from the animals,” the department explained.
Call Butler County Dispatch at 513-785-1300 to report sightings of the three Texas Longhorns.
After they are captured, Cantwell says he is going to find them a new home. He says the last 24 hours have been enough to put an end to his hobby farming of longhorn.
As the video and photo show, these are large animals.
The Spring River Zoo in Rosewell, New Mexico, says the average weight of a longhorn varies from 600 pounds to 2,500 pounds, depending on if it’s a bull, cow, or steer.
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