Firemen go on 'wild cow chase' in Shah Alam

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SHAH ALAM: There was ‘high drama’ on the Federal Highway yesterday when the lead, a cow, decided to make a bid for its freedom.

It is understood that the runaway cow had firemen chasing after the wayward animal for almost 10km before it was caught and returned to its owner.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department Stations and Operations Management Branch head Alimaddia Bukri said the cow broke free from its handler and found its way into a factory at Jalan Kapit 15/19, Shah Alam.

“We were alerted at about 1.30pm and despatched a team to the location,” he said.

When firemen reach the site, the cow fled and ran for about 10km until it reached a petrol station in Subang Jaya, with the authorities hot on its hooves.

The cow found instant fame when motorists plying the Federal Highway caught the rare sight on camera and recordings of the great escape has since been widely shared.

Alimaddia said it took the team about 10 minutes to “apprehend” the cow after which its owner was informed and the man made his way to the petrol station.

The special cow operation ended at around 5pm.


There was ‘high drama’ on the Federal Highway yesterday when the lead, a cow, decided to make a bid for its freedom. Photo courtesy of Fire and Rescue Department

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