Sidney farmer’s cows and goats wander too close to I-95, police say

Posted Sept. 15, 2011, at 9:21 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 15, 2011, at 11:47 a.m.

SIDNEY, Maine — A Maine farmer is facing a charge that his cows and goats are wandering off his Sidney property where they graze dangerously close to Interstate 95 and other roads.

Fifty-eight-year-old Mark Gould was given a summons on a charge of having animals found trespassing three or more days within a seven-day period.

The summons was the first to be issued as part of an amended law passed in April that is stricter than previous animal trespassing laws.

Gould tells the Kennebec Journal the state is not maintaining its fence and his neighbors are reporting his cows are trespassing because they have a problem with him.

He said he used to have cows that wandered onto the interstate, but his current cows do not.

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