In the ancient internet times of 2015, a pair of llamas got loose and ran wild in Arizona, leaving the Internet charmed. Ever since, the Internet has been chasing the high from that moment and nearly reached it on Tuesday.
In New York City somehow, a cow — certainly not the first animal one thinks of when considering The Big Apple — escaped its handlers and ran wild and free, mooing “I’m walking here” to passersby as it was chased by police and made its way into Prospect Park where it was ultimately captured. Luckily for all, a local ABC livestream entertained many thousands of viewers across the country as the adventure continued. Eyewitnesses did the same.
Naturally, there were plenty of quality jokes and memes about the cow supplied by Twitter users, ranging from riffs on personal essays and crowdfunding to (since it’s the Internet) The Simpsons.
It didn’t take long for the cow to make its case on social media through a parody account.
The cow is the latest wild animal to gain some popularity in New York City. In late 2016, a white-tailed deer moved into the city’s Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem before ultimately being caught (and dying because of the stress). The city is also dealing with an uptick in raccoons and an Animal Control Department killing wild animals because of concerns over rabies — drawing the ire of groups like PETA. Best of luck to the Brooklyn Cow.
(Via ABC 7 New York)