The bull has been captured, and upon further inspection, it is not a bull at all.
The animal, now believed to be a cow, was caught at about 3:30 p.m. Monday after it wandered into a pen built to ensnare it. For months it has been creating a stir – and even some traffic jams – at the intersection of I-75 and I-675 near the border of Henry and Clayton counties.
“We corralled it, then tranquilized it,” said Jill Goldberg, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.
The bovine, which has been tweeting in recent days under the moniker Kevin the Cow, “got upset” after being tranquilized and had to be left alone for a while before it was safe to approach, Goldberg said. The the beast was then loaded on to a trailer.
“It is on its way to somewhere better,” Goldberg said.
The creature had been wandering for about six months among acres of woodlands located at the confluence of the major highways. DOT has a maintenance facility there, so crews recently built a pen and left water, food and salt inside.