Cowboy struggles with runaway cow on Michigan highway after driving to the scene when he heard of the chaos
Cowboy saves the day as he argues with a runaway cow on a Michigan highway after driving to the scene when he saw the social media chaos ensue
- The real John Wayne moment was captured on dash cam from a car behind
- The cow was rescued and police joked that ‘the bovine had not been charged’
This is the bizarre moment when a cowboy joined the police force to chase and brawl a runaway cow that was hurtling down a busy highway.
Ricky Littlejohn and his trusty horse Bucky took to Interstate-75 outside of Detroit in a true John Wayne moment to rescue the stray bovine.
The incredible moment was captured on dashcam from a car behind it as four-wheeled cops — assisted by local cowboys — chased down the rogue animal.
While riding Bucky, Littlejohn — who galloped on the scene after hearing about stray cows on social media — swung his lasso above his head to try and tie up the attacking animal.
The cow was saved when police joked that “the bovine has not been charged and is back in the pasture with a story to tell all the other cattle.”
Yee-haw! Ricky Littlejohn and his trusty horse Bucky took to Interstate-75 outside of Detroit to rescue the onrushing cow
The real John Wayne galloped up to the ox to try and reel it in as it walked down the road
The bovine swerved onto the road, dodging and diving into passing traffic on the highway
“A team of fighters made up of men and women similar to the Yellowstone cast” had already been deployed to rescue the bovine from a gravel pit on a nearby road before the animal fled police, Michigan State Police said in a statement posted on Twitter. explains the incredible moment.
The runaway cow had escaped along a grassy verge along the highway, before turning onto the road, dodging passing traffic and ducking.
When they saw that the animal might run towards it, the police were already stationed along the highway as a precaution.
“The fighters stood on the shoulder of I-75 with horses and four-wheelers as they attempted to capture the suspected bovine, but were unsuccessful in their efforts,” the state police said.
“The cow managed to outsmart his advice and entered the northbound lanes of I-75.
“The quarrelsomes chased the cow with four-wheelers, horses, and lassos across all lanes. Troopers closed the northbound and southbound lanes of I-75 for safety.
Finally, Littlejohn and Bucky took a chance and reeled in the rampaging cow.
The rope flew over the cow’s neck as Littlejohn slowed. An officer on a quad bike then pulled up alongside the animal and cut it off to the safety of a grassy road.
The runaway cow had escaped into a grassy verge along the highway
Bucky galloped on and Littlejohn swung his lasso above his head to try to tie up the attacking animal
The raging cow was finally reeled in and returned to its owner after its adventurous excursion
Finally, Littlejohn and Bucky took a chance and reeled in the rampaging cow
The rope flew over the cow’s neck as Littlejohn slowed. An officer on a quad bike then drove next to the animal and cut it off
The animal was diverted to the safety of a grassy track when the highway was reopened
Officers were then able to reopen the highway and the situation was soon back to normal.
After the bizarre event, Littlejohn recounted Fox news how proud he was of Bucky.
‘I was really impressed. This was a pretty big job for him to do, but I took him out and practiced with him a bit and he really came in handy.”
The cowboy added, “When we started running there we got shoes on all our horses and stuff and it’s like a skating rink when you run over there so we had to be really careful not to wipe ourselves out and keep everyone safe while we get the job done.’