Take Two for October 24, 2013

Feral cattle threatening visitors and habitat in Chino Hills State Park

Taki Telonidis

An Angus cow licks a salt block in a field near Baker City, Ore.

Chino Hills State Parks is having an unusual "wild" animal problem: Feral cows.

While it may seem to be not the scariest of beasts, remember that the animals can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and the males often have very sharp horns.  The wild herds are breaking through fences, roaming the 14,000-acre state park, scaring hikers, mountain bikers and campers. 

For more we reached out to Kelly Elliott, Chino Sector superintendent for the California State Parks department, and the person tasked with getting rid of these cows.
 
 


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