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Cowboys lasso loose cow on Oklahoma City highway

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.

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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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