If you saw an elephant in Orange County late Sunday night, you weren’t dreaming.
State police responded around 11:30 p.m. Sunday to the report of an elephant wandering in Westtown, near the New Jersey border.
The elephant walked away from her home at an animal sanctuary in the town of Minisink at 38 William Lain Road, police said.
Police found her in a field.
The 44-year-old elephant came to the U.S. from Vietnam as a baby. She was burned with napalm during the war said Steven Nevel, state police spokesman.
Police said they contacted the owners of the sanctuary who responded to the scene and walked with the elephant back to the sanctuary.
“The responding trooper said it was pretty amazing because the owners came out and started talking to him and said ‘Where are you going? Go back home’ and it turned around and came back to where it came from. It walked back home into the barn and the owners secured the barn,” Nevel said.
“Never a dull moment in Troop F,” police said in a Facebook post about the incident.