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Holy cow! Meet Major Deegan, the calf (not the expressway) who found salvation by bolting through traffic

Posted at 12:14 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 18:27:11-04

The BRONX — Holy cow!

A calf was captured after running loose along the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx Tuesday, snarling traffic, attracting TV news choppers and enchanting supporters following its mad dash for freedom.

The calf,  who has been appropriately christened  Major Deegan, will live out its remaining days at Skylands Sanctuary and Animal Rescue in Wantage Township, New Jersey.

Police first responded to reports of a cow running near 161st and the expressway around 11:30 a.m.

According to police, the calf,  who is about 8 months old, was heading in the direction of the George Washington Bridge when police corralled the animal.

It was not immediately clear where the cow came from, but it's now clear it will never have to go back again.

“This is what we do, it’s a good ending, happy ending,” said Mike Stura, founder of Skylands sanctuary. “As good as it gets.”

AIR11 was over the scene.