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Photos: Calf trots onto field during soccer scrimmage in Long Valley

LONG VALLEY, NJ (Morris County) – A loose calf caused quite the spectacle when it trotted onto the field at a kids soccer scrimmage Saturday morning in Long Valley.

Sally Applegate told RNJ, while she was watching her daughter play soccer at the Harrington Soccer Fields, a calf wandered from behind the trees and made it onto the field.

“She had a very stunned look once she realized she was in an area she wasn’t supposed to be. She was very scared, as expected,” Becky Banzon told RNJ.

A group of parents and coaches quietly corralled her and Becky’s husband, Kahlil Banzon, was then able to grab her bridle. The calf named Elma had a collar with her name and phone number.

The owners were contacted and within 3-5minutes, the owner came and asked that she be released, Banzon said.

“My husband, Kahlil, said she moo’d when she heard the familiar voice. She then trotted over to her owner, like a dog would or any other pet would,” Banzon said.

“The calf seemed excited to see so many little kids playing soccer. It was the highlight of their day I’m sure. Only in Long Valley,” Applegate said.

(Photo Courtesy: Becky Banzon For WRNJ)
(Photo Courtesy: Becky Banzon For WRNJ)


Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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