VIDEO: Escaped cows stampede through LA neighborhoods

Cows graze on a field of dry grass in Chowchilla, California.
Cows graze on a field of dry grass in Chowchilla, California. Photo credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
By , KNX 1070 Newsradio

These cows need to moo-ve out of the way.

An estimated 20-30 cows escaped their containers and stampeded through Pico Rivera and Whittier in Los Angeles Tuesday night.

The large cattle trekked indiscriminately through front- and backyards, disturbing the community well into the night. The already-startled cows encountered shouts, bright helicopter lights, and barking dogs.

The herd escaped from a slaughterhouse shortly after 8:00 p.m.

Los Angeles police warned residents to avoid the area, and deputies responded to help corral the lost herd.

Police shot and killed one cow. A deputy reportedly fired at the animal after it hurt someone.

A handful of cows were still loose on Walnut Ave. and Spruce St. in Whittier well past 11:00 p.m. Several people assisted in trying to lasso the remaining cattle.

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