HIALEAH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Multiple cows made their way near the northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike, Tuesday morning.
According to the cows’ owner, someone cut a hole in their fence, causing not one but six cows to (moo)ve over to Okeechobee Road, just north of the Florida Turnpike, creating quite a scene for early morning commuters.
Just after 8 a.m., the first cow escaped onto the roadway. Florida Highway Patrol troopers followed her every move, trying to guide her off the roadway. Authorities even followed her to the shoulder of the road, which is when traffic came to a complete stop.
But she wasn’t having it. The cow then veered from one side of the roadway to the other, trying to avoid capture.
“We hope that whoever the farmer is who may own this cow is watching us here on South Florida’s number one news station and will come to this location,” said our Today in Florida 7Skyforce HD reporter, “Okeechobee Road just north of the Turnpike. Come get your cow if this is yours, please.”
Eventually, the cow was caught. 7Skyforce HD cameras recorded the cow on the ground surrounded by handlers who managed to secure her so she, nor anyone else, got hurt.
After the first cow was caught, at least five more cows were seen making their way to the Turnpike, at about 8:35 a.m. These cows did not cross the highway.
It appeared the first captured cow may have been a part of this group, but it is unclear how she made it across the roadway. Unfortunately, she was seen limping, meaning she may have gotten injured while crossing during the rush hour.
Thankfully, her owner told 7News she is doing just fine.
Traffic was affected in the area near Okeechobee Road in Hialeah Gardens but has since been cleared.
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