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