A 650-pound Black Angus bull calf that escaped from McDonald Farm in Grove City, on Monday, was found dead early Wednesday morning. The calf was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer. It was spotted outside a Burger King restaurant on Tuesday.
The owner of the calf, Brian Lash, said he purchased the calf from an auction, but it escaped through an opening in his fence. MSN Now reports that Lash said he was feeding the calf when it spotted a gap in the fence and escaped. According to Gawker, Lash described the bull as "gorgeous" and "like a shiny new penny."
WBNS-TV reports that while the police were searching for the calf, Lash said: “He’s not going to come home from downtown. He doesn’t know where this place is. He came here on a trailer. Maybe he’s gotten in with some other cows, and farmers, if they check their cows, maybe they have an extra one. You can’t miss him; he’s like a shiny new penny. He’s gorgeous.”
Police issued a statement to farmers who may find the calf among their cows that it belongs to McDonald Farm, Grove City.
Gawker wonders how a 650-pound Black Angus bull calf that escaped from a farm on Monday could have wandered unseen several days with the entire Grove City police searching for it before it was found dead on Wednesday, after being spotted on Tuesday wandering outside a Burger King restaurant.
WBNS-TV reports that the owner Brian Lash, expressed his frustration at the inability of the police to find the bull. He said: "If he's around, he went to school with the kids on the bus, to work with all the people in Grove City, to get coffee and food, and no one sees him? It's awful strange."
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office finally received a call at about 1:30 p.m. that a calf had been killed in collision with a tractor-trailer along Interstate 71, near Hoover Road. WBNS-TV reports that the driver of the trailer was not injured.