UPDATE: Four cows and a horse run free near Penryn bypass: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: This cow was spotted on the access road to Asda Penryn. Credit: Rachel Jones This cow was spotted on the access road to Asda Penryn. Credit: Rachel Jones

Four cows and a horse were running free and causing traffic problems close to the Asda roundabout in Penryn yesterday evening.

The police were called out to reports of animals on the loose just after 7pm.

Falmouth Packet:

(ABOVE) A horse was spotted running free. Credit: Rachel Jones

Not one but four cows were reportedly on the hoof alongside their equine friend, which was said to be running away from Asda towards Stithians.

Falmouth Packet:

(ABOVE) Ayla Davidson took this picture of the horse making its way up the A39

Within the hour the brown horse was apprehended, but the four cows were still on the run - one of which was "running around the car park" at Asda, according to a police spokesman.

All five animals were corralled by 8.50pm and their owner from "a farm on the road to Mabe" came to collect them.

(BELOW) At 8.17pm Packet reader Matt Rattcliff spotted this escaped cow at Penryn RFC's Memorial Ground on Kernick Road.

That was almost two and half hours after the first reports came in of ungulates on the loose around Penryn. 

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7:43am Tue 23 Apr 13

Lanty Slee says...

Ungulates... now there's a word you don't see every day!
Ungulates... now there's a word you don't see every day! Lanty Slee

8:45am Tue 23 Apr 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Could the horse be sensing the presence of some of its brethren down at Asda?
Thanks Packet for the handy map: anyone in this part of Cornwall who doesn't know where Asda is must be away with the fairies.
Could the horse be sensing the presence of some of its brethren down at Asda? Thanks Packet for the handy map: anyone in this part of Cornwall who doesn't know where Asda is must be away with the fairies. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

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