COVINGTON, La. — Early morning commuters in Covington might not have an answer as to why the chicken crossed the road.
But they definitely know why the cow, or more specifically a herd of cows, did.
Covington Police rounded up a herd of cattle on the loose on 21st Avenue near Fielding’s Funeral Home on Monday after a fallen tree knocked down a fence that was securing the cows, the Covington Police Department reported.
According to Capt. Jack West, police initially were alerted that cows were meandering on the street around 5:15 a.m. but upon arrival to the area found no cows on 21st Avenue, La. Highway 190 or the River Forrest Subdivision.
It wasn’t until a Sandra Cantor’s 2004 Lincoln Town Car was struck by one of the cows in front of the funeral home that they were able to locate the cattle. Officers followed the animal’s tracks back behind the funeral home and found 10 stray cattle, West said.
Officers escorted the cattle back to the pasture they came from and found the fallen tree on the fence, allowing the cows to escape.
West said the owner was notified that one of his cows had been struck, but which was couldn’t be determined because there was no visible sign of injury.