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Neighbors worried about cow (or bull) running loose on Indianapolis golf course

Posted at 12:17 AM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 00:17:48-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- People living on the city's south side are concerned about a cow or bull that's been running loose on a golf course. 

Kurt Shier is the general manager of the Southern Dunes Golf Course and the udder truth is that he doesn't have any clue where the animal came from, or even if it's a male or a female. 

Shier says no one has been brave enough to get close enough. 

"From the pictures, it looks to be about a 1,500-pound cow," said Jeff Ford. 

Ford has raised cattle for over 30 years and says he's been working to try and help catch the animal. 

Lots of people on social media have shared their concerns about whether it will go hungry out there, but Ford says that's a bunch of bull. 

"It's been feeding off the hedge apples and things," said Ford. "Plenty of water - it's almost a paradise back there for a calf."

Ford also says the animal won't be too worried about the cold, either. 

"Similar to bison they'll bed down face into a storm," said Ford. "They'll find the low spot in the ground to hide."

Ford says he is planning to set out some food and bring a portable corral to try and coax the animal into. 

"It will probably take a week or more of feeding it to get it to come back to a safe area," said Ford. 

RTV6 reached out to animal control Friday evening but has not yet heard back. 

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