Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cow Suffers Postpartum Depression, Crosses I-80 Bridge at Emlenton

One of the reasons you live in Emlenton, PA is to be away from it all. Staying out of the limelight is what it's about. Peace and quiet are what you're after. But sometimes that's not what you get.

Sunday, a cow of unknown ownership broke the spell by wandering onto the Interstate 80 bridge over the Allegheny River near Emlenton, PA. The cow, an all-black female cow with a yellow ear tag, apparently entered the roadway near the 45-mile marker, walked across the bridge, turned and attempted a hasty retreat as the Emlenton Volunteer Fire Department arrived.

Actually, the Scott's Spot Bovine Linguistics Department theorizes that the creature retreated when it saw that "pennsylvania" wasn't capitalized on the "Welc
ome to pennsylvania WILDS" sign.

The cow was reported to have given birth within the last couple of days, according to local bovine experts. Despite the delicate condition of this animal, it bravely walked all the way across the 1700-foot-long bridge, just to get to the other side. No fear of heights, either. The bridge is 270 feet above the Allegheny River at or near the place where Clarion, Butler, Armstrong, and Venango Counties meet.

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