A video shows a herd of cows running loose in California after escaping from a nearby meatpacking facility, NBC News reported. One person was injured and one cow was killed during the stampede.

Authorities responded to a report of dozens of cows galloping down a neighborhood in Pico Rivera, the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff’s Department reported. Residents were asked to avoid the area as officials tried to round up 40 cows.

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The Sheriff’s Department said that the cows escaped after a gate was accidentally left open. Videos showed the stampede as people either stared open-faced at the herd. One person tried to stop the stampede and got knocked down.

A cow charged a family of four and was shot fatally by a deputy. Family members were treated for minor injuries.

An hour after their escape, the cows were herded into a cul-de-sac. 39 cows were successfully captured, while one was reported missing. The final cow was eventually captured on June 24th; however, unlike the other cows, she will be taken in by the Farm Sanctuary.

 

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