“They were there for the grass,” said Diestel, a 10-year sheriff’s veteran assigned to the Malibu/Lost Hills station. “They went from green belt to green belt. The canyon is just so dry.”
The animals had made their first appearance the night before. Deputies, aided by county animal control workers and an apartment-dweller with a couple of herding dogs, thought they had successfully shooed the herd back up Browns Canyon.
Suddenly, though, help appeared in the form of a woman who said she was the neighbor of the rancher whose cattle had wandered off.
The woman, armed with what Diestel described as an “Indiana Jones”-style bull whip, was able to persuade the cattle to git along.
“She drove them the rest of the way,” he said. “It was funny as heck.”
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Cattle Are Coming!
By M. Bouffant at 11:09
Things are tough all over, as cattle come down from the hills looking for lawn, & find it at an apartment complex.