The New Hartford cow wasn't motivated by donuts or weird eating habits or rage—she just loved freedom. Sadly, her time out to pasture has come to an end; cowboys in Utica captured the 1,500-pound cow on Friday after she spent close to four months on the run, New York Daily News reports.

Utica's police department had been looking for the for the cow since June 17 after she was spotted wandering down a busy road in New Hartford. No one seems to know where she came from, and as of Friday her owner still hadn't been identified. Curtis Walker, one of the men who helped lasso the cow (a two-hour process) told WKTV that the cow seemed "a little bit dangerous;" time in the wild appears to have made her more aggressive. 

The cow's brief bid for freedom inspired Facebook and Twitter pages and a herd of passionate followers who seem disappointed that her time in the wild is over: 

 

Well it was fun while it lasted but as we all know all good things must come to an end. Until next time my friends

Posted by Free the New Hartford Cow on Friday, October 9, 2015

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