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Officials say there was no danger when livestock escaped in Dryden, despite reports on social

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Officials at Empire Livestock, LLC in Dryden addressed concerns regarding three escaped livestock, correcting the Dryden School District’s initial warning about the animals being dangerous.

The school district had issued an alert on Tuesday morning, cautioning about “wild bulls” that could potentially charge.


However, officials clarified that the animals, likely more scared of humans than vice versa, are not bulls but feeder cows, which are not large enough to be classified as bulls.

The school district, acting out of caution, moved recess indoors at Dryden Elementary School and urged parents to be vigilant during pick-up and drop-off times. The district’s initial Facebook post erroneously reported the escape of four bulls from the Livestock Auction House, but it has since been updated to reflect the correct information provided by the police and the auction house.