A runaway cow had Elk Grove Police and CHP officers scrambling to corral it this morning. 

California Highway Patrol first reported the cow around 3 a.m. as the animal was walking along the rightside of northbound Highway 99. 

Officers attempted to get the cow away from the highway and it exited into a field near the Masonic cemetery on Elk Grove Boulevard. 

Officials are trying to coerce the cow into livestock trailers that were brought to the scene. 

The cow was finally rounded up by a man on horseback with a lasso in an Elk Grove shopping center parking lot. The cow was then put into a trailer. 

PHOTOS: Runaway Cow Evades Capture in Elk Grove 

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