Council reminds residents to contact Rangers in event of straying stock
May 29, 2012
Shoalhaven City Council Rangers assisted in the removal of a cow causing a disturbance to road users along Bolong Road, Bomaderry last week.
Ambulance officers travelling south from Wollongong to Nowra at 10am last Friday 25 May were forced to stop and divert traffic after an escaped cow was sighted wandering through both lanes of traffic.
Council Rangers Services Manager, Michael Jarman said that after receiving a call for assistance two Animal Management Officers attended the scene and worked with the Ambulance officers in herding the cow.
“The attending Animal Management Officers were able to herd the cow off the road and back into its paddock without too much further disruption to the traffic,” said Mr Jarman.
“It is part of the Council Ranger’s job to attend any straying stock and as was the case in this incident, ensure the safety of both road users and the escaped animal.
“Straying animals can be extremely dangerous to road users and I would remind any residents who notice straying stock or wildlife creating a disturbance on a local road to contact Council’s Rangers Services on 4429 3111.”