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Warning Issued For Cow Missing From Farm In Orange, CT

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FILE -- Picture of a cow (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

FILE — Picture of a cow (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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ORANGE, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Don’t mess with the cow.

That’s the word from Animal Control officials who are looking for a cow on the run from a farm near West Haven. 

The 400-pound animal fled its home on Prindle Hill Road in Orange and was last seen Tuesday.

Since then, it’s been roaming around Connecticut and has been spotted in several neighborhoods, according to reports in the New Haven Register.

Animal Control Officer Rick George said the missing bovine is a “runner and a jumper” and could cause problems if it’s approached.

He also said that the cow can jump up to 7 feet in the air and worries it could run into a congested area of the city if approached.

This isn’t the first report of an animal on the lam. There have been several escapees this year, from reptiles to birds to baboons.

Back in March, an adolescent Egyptian cobra went missing from the Bronx Zoo.

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The Bronx Zoo reopened its reptile house after its Egyptian cobra went missing in March. (Credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

It turns out it never left the reptile house, but its disappearance sparked a lot of intrigue and even his own Twitter page chronicling his adventures.

The snake’s first tweet: “I want to thank those animals from the movie ‘Madagascar.’ They were a real inspiration.”

Then in May, a peahen also from the Bronx Zoo, roamed the streets for three days before it was caught.

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FILE image - Peahen In Traffic (credit: ALDAG/AFP/Getty Images)

She too gained a Twitter following with posts like “Life is good! Freedom and a Yankees win!”

Earlier this month, a wayward baboon had some fun in central New Jersey after escaping from Six Flags Great Adventure‘s Monkey Jungle preserve. 

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Baboon captured at a farm in Howell (credit: CBS 2)

She was spotted along the highway and in backyards for three days before being cornered and captured at a farm in Howell. 

So far, the cow’s exploits haven’t made to Twitter, but if she’s anything like her predecessors, she’ll be tweeting like pro in no time.  

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