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EMBDEN, Maine — Police in Maine are investigating the killing of a pet cow that was shot to death after it wandered from its owner’s land and scratched a vehicle.

The Boston Globe reports police were still determining if there will be charges in the case Friday. The shooting took place late Wednesday morning on a property in Embden, a small town about 45 minutes northwest of Waterville.

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The cow was kept in a fenced piece of land by a local resident, but it got free onto a neighbor’s lot. It then rubbed its horns against the fender of a parked sport utility vehicle, damaging it. Police say someone living on the property then shot it with a handgun.

District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says she’ll determine whether to file charges in coming weeks.

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