Cow-Pony (or Pony-Cow) Sighted in Staten Island

A lot of animals seem to be making a break for it these days -- from Molly the Cow, who bolted from a Queens slaughterhouse, to that walleroo that has been bouncing around fields upstate after escaping from a petting zoo.

Yesterday, a stray pony joined the club after it was spotted galloping around the Charleston section of Staten Island, sparking a police search and some serious confusion about what kind of animal it really is.

At least one witness, Frank Provenzano, told the Staten Island Advance that he thought it was a cow that ran by his van as he drove under the Outerbridge Crossing.

"It ran directly past me, as people were pointing and looking, and made a left into the woods," he said. "And then there was a couple of people -- I'd seen a guy with a rope, and a van of cops -- everybody in like, this hysteria, pointing to where this cow might have went."

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This led to some colorful comments on the Advance website, where the majority of commenters seemed to agree with this guy: "DOOT DA DOOT! Franky Pro can¹t tell a horse from a cow?...Someone please take this guy to a zoo immediately."

Provenzano did not return a call seeking comment.

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