Cowboys lasso loose cow on Oklahoma City highway

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June 7 (UPI) -- A cowboy rode his horse onto a busy Oklahoma highway and was able to lasso a cow running loose in traffic -- and the moment was caught on camera.

Blake Igert, a contractor for Oklahoma National Stockyards pinback crew, said he received a call Monday morning that loose cows had been spotted on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City.


Igert and colleague Jimmy Dishman saddled up their horses and rode onto the highway.

"It was a little more intense this time. We were right in the middle of traffic. The cows were heading right into the interstate," Igert told KOCO-TV.

An Oklahoma City Fire Department crew that happened to be in the area blocked traffic while Igert and Dishman chased the bovine.

A KOCO news helicopter recorded the moment Dishman threw a lasso around the neck of the cow.

"You got to be patient and wait for a good opportunity," Igert said.

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