Cattle escaped from a field in Lowfields, Boothby Graffoe when someone cut through fencing overnight at the weekend.
Police are treating the incident as criminal damage after four strands of barbed wire surrounding a field containing cattle were cut some time after 5pm on Saturday evening.
As a result the cattle escaped but were caught again by the owner later that evening, say police.
If you saw or heard anything to help the investigation, contact police on 101 and quote incident number 290 of 08/05/2016,
Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.