HOUSTON - Where's the beef? Well, not exactly; but it sure behooved workers at the Children's Museum of Houston Thursday morning when they realized one of its painted art cow statues was missing.
Sadly, the 'Border Bovine' had been stolen from it's playpen behind the building on Crawford Street.
"Its frustrating a little bit that someone would actually do that to us, to the Children's Museum. This cow has actually brought a lot of memories for a lot of families," said Public Relations & Promotions Director, Henry Yau.
The colorful cow has designs of the Rio Grande Valley painted on it, which depicts Texas' heritage; and someone literally ditched it.
The statue was found lying on its side in a ditch off Wheeler Avenue and Spur 5 near the University of Houston.
Before police could even utter 'holy cow,' someone had already spotted it after a plea was put out on social media.
"Somebody on Facebook said they had seen it, so we sent our crew there and retrieved it," Yau said.
No arrests have been made in this Bovine burglary. Thankfully, the cow wasn't seriously damaged, but it did have a few minor scratches.
For the most part, let's just say it's in stable condition.