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Monday night Sgt. Jeff Stacey parked his squad car to keep these two horses from venturing further from home.

An epidemic of loose livestock

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Hubbard County authorities have answered the call of the wild daily all winter. Monday night Sgt. Jeff Stacey parked his squad car to keep these two horses from venturing further from home. Tuesday morning Dep. Troy Christenson radioed in that “the cow is corralled.” He was herding a stray cow home. “It happens all the time,” Sheriff Cory Aukes said. “We may have a flurry of them lately, but I would need to talk to the officers to confirm that.” Aukes said in this tough winter, there may be feed issues and more animals straying further for feed sources. But he also said the high snow means more penned animals may be escaping their fenced confines and having a “Ferris Bueller” day.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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