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Cow captured on Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx

The calf was being transferred to Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in New Jersey.

The calf was named "Major Deegan" after the

The calf was named "Major Deegan" after the expressway she was caught on, Animal Care Centers of NYC said.  Photo Credit: NYPD via Twitter

A calf on the "mooove" was captured on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx Tuesday afternoon.

The animal was spotted near Exit 6 of the highway in Highbridge around noon, police said. The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit responded to the scene and tranquilized it shortly after.

Video from the scene shows cars driving by as the calf lay in the left lane of the northbound side of the highway, surrounded by police officers. 

The calf, which is 8 to 10 months old, was taken to the Animal Care Centers of NYC's Manhattan center and was later being transferred to Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in Wantage, New Jersey, founder and president Mike Stura said. 

The animal was named "Major Deegan" after the expressway, ACC said.

It was not immediately clear where the calf came from. Cows and other animals have escaped multiple slaughterhouses in the city in the past.

Just a few days before, a goat was caught roaming in the Bronx, and last week, a lamb was loose on the Gowanus Expressway. 

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