Betsy, a 3-year-old cow that transient 6 months ago, during a annual rodeo in Anchorage, Alaska, has been roaming a hinterland of a city ever since, notwithstanding her owner’s best efforts to constraint her.

Betsy a cow slipped out of her coop amid a discord of a annual Anchorage rodeo final year, and headed right for Far North Bicentennial Park, a 4,000-acre timberland on a hinterland of a Alaskan city. Cowboys saddled their horses and went after Betsy as shortly as they beheld she was gone, though it was too late. She done it to a timberland and she’s been enjoying her leisure for a final 6 months, notwithstanding her owner’s attempts to locate her.

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“I’m only totally tired from looking day in and day out,” Frank Koloski, Betsy’s owner, told The Washington Post. “She’s a go-getter, that’s for sure.”

The exile cow is as sleazy as a fish too. Koloski says that he’s perceived dozens of tips and reports from joggers, bikers, and cross-country skiers who speckled Betsy on a snow-covered trails of Far North Bicentennial Park, and military mostly call him after removing reports of a cow on a lax from communities around Anchorage. He always drives to a spots where Betsy was final seen, though all he’s been means to find so distant is her leg prints in a snow.

“I go out there, I’m station in her marks and she’s nowhere to be found,” a 47-year-old cattle owners complained.

Reports of a cow roaming a trails of Far North Bicentennial Park started present around Anchorage in a fall, with some of those who saw Betsy seeking if they had been hallucinating. After all, a Alaskan timberland isn’t a form of place where you’d design to come face to face with a bovine.


“Almost got run over by a cow final night on moose meadow,” a Nov post in the Anchorage Fat BikeFacebook organisation read. “As in, cattle, not a bear or a moose. … Am we crazy or has anyone else had a sighting in a area?”

Up until final week, when Betsy’s owners took to amicable media to ask for assistance locating and retrieving his cow, reports of a cow roaming by a timberland on a hinterland of Anchorage were met with skepticism, and those who claimed to have seen her were mostly told that they had been hallucinating. But now it’s official. There is a cow erratic through Far North Bicentennial Park, and she’s been there for over 6 months.

Frank Koloski told The Post that people in and around Anchorage have been “phenomenal with a support and with removing a word out to assistance move my Betsy home,” though combined that many of them don’t have a compulsory cowboy knowledge compulsory to constraint a rodeo cow.

Attempts to captivate Betsy with food have been unsuccessful, though her owners has a improved plan. All he needs to do is figure out what area of a park his rodeo cow is unresolved out in. He’ll move several other cows to that location, Betsy will rush to them, and he and his cowboy friends will wire her. But that’s probably unfit to do if he doesn’t even know her estimate location.

Because a healthy park is so large, Betsy’s owners can’t do most some-more than hang around and wait for someone else to mark her. Then, he can govern his devise and urge that it works. In a meantime, Betsy continues to suffer her freedom. She’s accustomed to a oppressive Alaskan winter and reportedly has copiousness of hay bales, rags of weed and vegetable salt blocks to feed on. And since a timberland is within city limits, a risk of her being pounded by wolves or bears is minimal.


Cows have gained a repute as shun artists in a final integrate of years. In 2018, we reported about a cow in Poland that escaped a plantation and assimilated a container of furious buffalo, as good as about another dauntless cow that escaped on her approach to a slaughterhouse and hid in a forest for over 6 weeks.