Herd on the street

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How dry are the hills around Los Angeles right now? So dry that a small herd of cattle showed up eating lawns near Chatsworth this morning. And last night.

They came down out of the Browns Canyon section of the Santa Susana Mountains, one of the last truly rustic, hidden edges of the San Fernando Valley, to munch on sweet, green grass. The bovines were just over the Los Angeles city limits from Chatsworth, on the plushly watered lawns of the Summerset Village Apartments.

While a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy pondered the official next move, a woman with a bullwhip showed up and shooed the livestock back into the canyon, according to the report at ZevWeb. "She drove them the rest of the way,” deputy Dave Diestel said. β€œIt was funny as heck.”

Those who know Browns Canyon might nod knowingly at this graf of the story: "The woman with the whip and the rancher who owns the herd did not respond to calls seeking comment."

Photo from ZevWeb


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