Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Search for Coco, the Cow That Hopped a Farm Fence, Comes to a Sad Ending

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Search for Coco, the Cow That Hopped a Farm Fence, Comes to a Sad Ending

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Search for escaped cow Coco comes to sad end

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CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. - The search for a stubborn cow that hopped a fence at a Newfoundland farm has come to a sad end.

Coco the cow was put down when she was discovered last weekend not far the farm she bolted from in Conception Bay South, 30 kilometres west of St. John's.

Farmer Barry Scott said veterinarians used enough tranquilizers to bring down two moose, but when those failed to control Coco's behaviour she had to be put down.

"She was determined not to get caught. I don't know what else we could have done," Scott said.

Scott was sad to see Coco's story end without bringing her home to the farm.

He had hoped to bring her back over the course of the week-long search but he said he didn't want anyone to get hurt in the process. …

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