Replica steer stolen from Greene establishment found by state police, game wardens

Posted Aug. 04, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.

GREENE, Maine — State police and the Maine Warden Service have teamed up to find a mascot that belongs to a local food distributor.

“Charlie the Steer,” a replica steer that has stood in front of Town and Country Meats in Greene for decades, was stolen from its perch in early July, according to state police.

The replica steer has sentimental value to the owner, according to state police. The owner’s father purchased the steer, and $500 was offered for its recovery.

Last week, state police received a call that the steer was on a small island off the Androscoggin River in Auburn.

A game warden transported a throng of state police troopers by boat to the island where Charlie was recovered.

The replica steer has been returned to Town and Country Meats.