March 23 (UPI) -- Police in New Jersey said officers attempted to play cowboy and lasso an escaped "bull" that was later revealed to be a cow.
The Howell Police Department said officers responded to a report of a loose bull wandering near a road and Patrolman Louhier attempted to use the emergency rope issued to him by the department to lasso the wandering animal.
"As he used a utility pole as a barrier in between him and a 500lb horned animal, I think he quickly realized this idea was bull?$&@!" the department quipped.
Police later said the animal, actually a cow weighing significantly more than 500 pounds, was safely returned to its owner.