VIDEO: Team of wranglers chase escaped cow along Michigan interstate
The video shows a group of men on ATVs and on horseback attempting to catch the cow on the shoulder of I-75
May 25, 2023 8:26am
Updated: May 25, 2023 8:26am
Michigan State Police released a video showing a group of wranglers chasing down a runaway cow on Interstate-75 last weekend in Holly, Michigan, comparing the scene to something out of a movie.
“A team of wranglers comprised of men and women comparable to the cast of ‘Yellowstone’ attempted to wrangle a cow that was stuck in a gravel pit on Belford Rd. Troopers stayed on standby to stop traffic on I-75 if necessary,” Michigan State Police said along with the release of the video on Twitter.
The video shows a group of men on ATVs and on horseback attempting to catch the cow on the shoulder of I-75 at around 2:50 p.m. near the town of Holly but were unsuccessful in their attempt. The cow then enters the highway, with a cowboy with a lasso on horseback in pursuit.
"The cow managed to outsmart its adversaries, and entered the northbound lanes of I-75," Michigan State Police said. "The wranglers chased the cow with four-wheelers, horses, and lassos across all lanes of travel. Troopers shut down north and southbound lanes of I-75 for safety."
The two-minute-long video ends when the cow approaches the center median and can be seen hopping over the guardrail onto the opposite side of traffic.
"Eventually after much tom foolery [sic], the critter was captured and removed from the freeway," police said. "Troopers reopened the freeway and things quickly got back to normal.
The cow, who was identified as Lester, had been on the run for almost six weeks. The 2-ton cow escaped while ranchers were moving him to a new farm.
“The bovine was not charged and is back in the pasture with a story to tell all the other livestock," police continued, adding that “we know that if there are no pictures or video it didn’t happen…"
And we know that if there are no pictures or video it didn’t happen…. pic.twitter.com/9QLgwciYAs— MSP Second District (@mspmetrodet) May 22, 2023