Seattle Animal Shelter enforcement supervisor Ann Graves says animal control officers received a report Thursday that the carcass of an adult cow had beached in West Seattle.
The tide later moved it in front of a home.
A Seattle Police Department Harbor Patrol vessel towed the cow to a boat ramp Saturday, where it was loaded onto a rendering truck. Graves say it had no ear tag or other identification.
It's not clear how it got in the water. Graves say it could have been dumped by owners after it died naturally.
The beached bovine was first reported by West Seattle Blog.