Cows still on the loose around Johnsburg, police say

A cow roaming Johnsburg on Thursday, March 24, 2022, was spotted at Johnsburg Junior High School.

Four of the Texas longhorns spotted around Johnsburg and Spring Grove are still at large, the Johnsburg Police Department said late Friday morning.

The cows were last seen Thursday night near Harts Road headed towards Glacier Park, located outside Ringwood, the department said in a Facebook post, citing the cows’ owner.

The Johnsburg Police Department reported Thursday morning that one of the Texas Longhorn bulls had been captured, but four still remained on the loose and had wandered to Spring Grove. Several cattle along with a six-month-old bull were in the Johnsburg area.

The calf was spotted outside Johnsburg Junior High School Thursday morning, which officials at the school said was one of a few stops it made through town that day.

The cow arrived about 7:15 a.m., which is just a little while before students make their way to the school, Administrative Assistant Krissy Anderson told the Northwest Herald.

The cow made its way around the campus, going to the tennis courts and looking into the windows, Anderson said. Though not one to stay long, it eventually made its way off the campus, before the students could arrive for school.

“It was absolutely a nice change of pace,” Anderson said.

The Johnsburg Police Department asks anyone who spots the animals to call the department’s non-emergency line 815-385-6024 to report their location.