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Deputy Settles Beef Between K9, Cow With Stun Gun

South Carolina sheriff's deputy had to step in
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 25, 2020 4:45 PM CST

(Newser) – A sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call in South Carolina was forced to settle a beef between his K9 and a spooked cow by using a stun gun, the AP reports. Georgetown County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Pleasant Hill community on Wednesday when a K9 that was brought to the scene reportedly became "distracted" and bit a cow belonging to the property owners, a statement from the agency said. The officer was forced to stun the dog to prevent the cow from being seriously injured, the office said. Reacting to the bite, the cow charged at the deputy and property owner, hitting them and causing minor injuries.

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After taking stock of the situation, the deputy placed the dog in his cruiser. None of the people or animals involved appeared to be seriously hurt, the Greenville News reported. At the end of it all, the sheriff's office determined the original burglary call was unfounded. Pleasant Hill is about 43 miles west of Myrtle Beach.

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