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Cows escape live nativity, take a dip in the river before they're rounded up

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Some unusual calls come in to police dispatch from time to time, and it happened on Monday when officers from the Carolina Beach Police Department were sent to help Carolina Beach State Park Rangers with rounding up some loose cows.

Some unusual calls come in to police dispatch from time to time, and it happened on Monday when officers from the Carolina Beach Police Department were sent to help Carolina Beach State Park Rangers with rounding up some loose cows.

Not just any cows – these had escaped their pen at Seaside Chapel where they were participating in the live nativity scene.

They ended up in the Cape Fear River, but were eventually corralled by the officers and rangers.

Members of the Carolina Beach community and a K9 officer trained with special herding skills also helped in the cow rescue.

Ryan is an Arkansas native and podcast junkie. He was first introduced to public radio during an internship with his hometown NPR station, KUAF. Ryan is a graduate of Tufts University in Somerville, Mass., where he studied political science and led the Tufts Daily, the nation’s smallest independent daily college newspaper. In his spare time, Ryan likes to embroider, attend musicals, and spend time with his fiancée and two cats.