Cows on the loose in town
For about three hours on Friday morning, traffic on Route 31 through South Lyndeborough was interrupted by a rodeo, or at least by attempts to capture a cow named Cinnamon and her half-grown calf Norton.
Owner Wally Holt was aided by several cow-savvy residents. Eventually they were able to lasso Cinnamon, hitch her to the back of a truck, and carefully lead her back across the road to her barn. Norton followed behind.
Twice during the operation, Norton was caught, but escaped and returned to his mother.
The cows were reported loose about 6:30 a.m. Holt and friends chased them around the Pettingill Hill and Citizens’ Hall road area while Police Chief Rance Deware directed traffic.