Feedback: Woman Frightened As Herd Roams In Macomb
A Macomb woman says she is afraid to leave her house after a close encounter with a herd of five longhorn steer and a large bull, roaming loose in her neighborhood.
Lane Turnbull, 78, County Route 7, said she was "terrorized" by the cattle. She said they have run rampant on her property during four recent nights, damaging her apple trees and gardens.
"One of them is a big black bull that's pretty doggone scary," Turnbull told 7 News reporter John Friot Friday.
"I dasn't go out of my house without loking in all directions to make sure that they're not out here. I'm petrified of them."
Efforts to reach the owner of the cattle Friday were unsuccessful. Friot was shown an unlocked gate, which people n the area said was the reason the steer and bull were able to get out.
Although Friot didn't see any cattle running free Friday, a neighbor of Turnbull's showed him cellphone pictures of cattle and Turnbull showed Friot footprints cattle left in her garden
"This was the area the longhorns had trampled," she said. "The longhorns were standing right at the end of the area - I just happened to look up and there they were."
St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said his office has received complaints about the cattle, and is investigating.
Saturday, May 23, 2015, Watertown, NY
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