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Another cow disrupts traffic on Farrington Highway

Police take away the cow in a trailer Police take away the cow in a trailer
Image courtesy: Pualani Reveira Image courtesy: Pualani Reveira
Fence near Farrington Highway Fence near Farrington Highway
KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Just days after police shot and killed a loose cow on Farrington Highway, yet another cow wandering the same area forced police to reroute traffic late Monday.

Police responded to reports of the loose cow at around 9:30 p.m. and had to close off lanes near the Ko Olina exit, for about 30 minutes before it was captured and hauled away in a trailer.

Rancher Bud Gibson -- who owns both animals -- says the fence is being altered allowing the cows to get out.  Last night as he and workers walked the fence line, they found a section ripped apart.

"Pulled up between two posts and tied to a guide wire," Gibson says.

Last Thursday, a pregnant heifer was shot and killed by Honolulu Police after it started charging drivers in West Oahu.  Gibson says that cow was able to escape after Department of Transportation maintenance crews piled branches and debris onto his fence.  

Gibson says he is meeting with DOT officials to discuss the issue and meeting with HPD to try and set protocols for when livestock escape.  

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