Escaped Cow Runs Through Prospect Park in Brooklyn

A cow stands on the beach in White Park Bay in Ballintoy, Northern Ireland. A rogue bovine in Brooklyn has captured the internet’s imagination. Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters

Update | A bull is on the loose in Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

The animal was first spotted hoofing it through South Brooklyn late Tuesday morning. It has since been herded into a soccer field, where, around 12:00 p.m. officials were apparently attempting—to no avail—to capture the animal with soccer nets.

COW UPDATE: Officials are using nets to capture the cow

— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) October 17, 2017

The New York Daily News reports that the bull escaped from a slaughterhouse, capturing the imagination of masses of internet viewers entranced by its flight from the confines of the everyday and into the green. ABC Eyewitness News is tracking the animal's movements by helicopter, and livestreaming footage of it here:

LIVE: Cow on the loose in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) October 17, 2017

This story has been updated to clarify that the animal previously identified as a cow is a bull.