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Cows in Tampa Subdivision Making a Mess

By: AP edited by Harrison Hove Email
By: AP edited by Harrison Hove Email

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Residents of a Florida gated subdivision want the cows to go away.

For the past four months, cows have trampled through the Palma Vista subdivision in New Tampa, eating plants, leaving droppings and waking residents with sounds of "Moo.''

It's not known exactly why or how the cows are entering the gated townhouse community. Tampa police said they have received more than a dozen calls related to cows since December.

The homeowners' association is taking action, filing for an injunction to stop the cows and a lawsuit against their owner who rents space on some neighboring acres.

Police are having trouble figuring out how they can stop the invasions, theorizing that the cows may enter through holes in a fence or travel over lower portions of a fence.


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