Wandering calf causes neighborhood dust-up
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was called to an East Valley residence Sunday afternoon to settle a dispute between neighbors over an errant calf that allegedly caused $200 property damage.
Norman Denny told deputies cattle had wandered off his Eldon Way property and a calf was being detained at a neighbor’s who wanted $200 before he would return the animal.
Homeowner Robert Kvasnicka told deputies a dozen cattle came on his property over the weekend.
He said he chased all of them off except the calf which he had tied with a rope in a holding pen.
He told deputies he would release the calf to Denny when he received $200 for damage to planter beds and chicken wire fencing.
Deputies told Kvasnicka he could not keep the calf because it didn’t belong to him. He was advised to settle the matter in civil court.
Deputies walked the calf out to the road where Denny was waiting. Deputies said the two men exchanged heated words and returned to their properties.