Runaway cows roam through Miami Lakes

MIAMI LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - Residents in Miami Lakes were in “udder” disbelief after they spotted a herd of runaway cows taking over their streets.

Cellphone video captured dozens of the bovine drifters in the area of Commerce Way, near Interstate 75, Friday morning.

The unusual sight stopped residents and drivers in their tracks, causing a traffic jam.

“There was a lot of excitement in the town ’cause the cows got out,” said Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid.

Several onlookers recorded the cattle on the “moove” and posted videos to social media.

7Skyforce HD provided a bird’s-eye view of the herd as the cows roamed the city.

It did not take long for the farm animals’ field trip to come to Cid’s attention.

“We’re fielding calls, ‘Hey, I’m stuck in traffic,’ but it was a cow traffic jam,” he said.

Cid said the cows’ caretaker was attempting to feed them when they seized their opportunity and made their escape.

“Their caretaker, who loves the cows, came out to feed them,” said Cid. “He rolled in, opened up the gate, went to feed them, and all the cows took off.”

Cid later tweeted, “Please avoid the Commerce Way area until police return the cows back home.”

Police officers eventually put a stop to the party, and the group was corralled into a grassy field, where the cows took a much-needed rest.

The cows were later reunited with their caretaker.

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