Authorities Recover “Charlie” the Steer 

Caitlin Burchill

“Charlie” the steer has been steered back home.

State Police and the Warden Service worked together to recover the resin replica which was located in front of Town and Country Meats—a food distributor in Greene—for several decades.

But, early last month, someone stole Charlie.

Charlie’s owner offered a $500 reward.

Police say they got a tip last week Charlie was on a small island in the river off Auburn.

The warden service ferried troopers out there, Charlie was found, and has been returned to his home at Town and Country Meats.


(Pictures courtesy of Maine State Police)

charlie1 charlie2 charlie3 charlie4 charlie5 charlie6 charlie7