A bull on the loose caused the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office to shut down a part of the interstate in what was called the “most midwestern call ever.”
According to a Facebook post from the agency, deputies responded to a call about a bull who had escaped its pasture and was walking around on the interstate, which caused the deputies to temporarily shut down a stretch of highway.
According to Putnam County Cpl. Scott Ducker, two drivers were able to maneuver the cow off the interstate before deputies arrived to avoid any collisions.
“Betcha don’t see that call too often in New York or Los Angeles,” Ducker said in the post, which was accompanied by photos of residents and deputies escorting the bull back to its farm through a wooded area beside the highway.
Eventually, two motorists who grew up on a farm stopped to help responding Sgt. Anthony Brown (who also has some farm experience) guide the bull back to its pasture, while Ducker provided moral support and conducted traffic. An hour later, the bull was back in its rightful home.
“No charges at this time for the bull,” Ducker joked. “Have a great weekend Putnam County. Please try to keep your cows from escaping.”
Ducker also added a little side note about staring down the resistant cow.
“Just a side note. Something I learned today. Nothing gets your adrenaline going quite like staring face to face with a 2000 pound bull whose obviously frightened and starts trotting straight towards you. I like most people was always taught you should comply with the police. Apparently bull’s don’t care,” he wrote.