A stray bull wandered a California highway on Wednesday evening, disrupting traffic for more than an hour.
The incident happened on August 11th at around 7:35 p.m. near Rancho Cucamonga, California.
According to ABC 7 News, the bull was reportedly wandering along the northbound 15 Freeway near the Base Line and Foothill exits. California Highway Patrol responded to the call and blocked traffic as the bull grazed along the grassy shoulder before eventually wandering back onto the roadway.
SBCO: NB I-15 south of Baseline in Rancho Cucamonga. All lanes blocked due to a loose cow. Unknown duration of when the animal will stop eating grass. Please use alternate route until animal control can safely remove animal. #Caltrans8 pic.twitter.com/IiN4wxbG2U— Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) August 12, 2021
CHP cruisers then escorted the loose animal by following slowly behind it and eventually boxing it in, allowing them to corral the bull off of the highway and out of the way of traffic.
Final update: Cow safely recovered… and fed. All lanes now open. Drive safe! #Caltrans8— Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) August 12, 2021
Caltrans reported the bull had been “safely recovered …. And fed,” by 8:40 that evening.
It is still not clear where the bull came from or why he was loose on the freeway.