An officer from the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office arrived on Highway 211 in response to cows roaming freely beside the road recently.
Upon arrival, the officer noticed two black cows walking next to a fence on the side of the road.
While the officer was calling the owner the cows began running down the side of the road and then changed direction into the street.
Cars were forced to stop and a number of people got out of their vehicles to try and corral the animals.
The responding officer learned it would be an hour before the owner could arrive and he instructed motorists to continue on.
Since the cows were now becoming a danger to motorists it was in the best interest to the officer to detain them.
The officer decided that since the cows in the field next to the road were black with yellow tags, like the ones running free that they should belong in the field.
The officer located a gate to the pasture and was able to herd the animals into the field. Later when the owner of the animals arrived, he was claiming the cows were not in his field.
The animals’ owner claimed they were “a little crazy” and after speaking with the owner of both farms, officers were told they would separate the two cows from the others and return them to their home.