A pregnant cow was caught on video chasing a police officer down a rural road in Kentucky on Monday night.
“There’s never a dull moment around here,” police said on Facebook. “Yes, that’s a cow. Yes, it was chasing one of our officers.”
According to WKYT-TV, Officer Elvin Hendrix was charged at by a pregnant Texas Longhorn after responding to several calls to police reporting the cow’s presence on a local road in Hazard, Kentucky, a town of about 5,400 residents located 115 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky.
“At first, whenever it noticed me standing up there, it was galloping a little bit,” Hendrix said, according to WKYT. “Then, it kind of stopped and lowered its head and charged at me.”
The Hazard Police Department posted the video of the event on its Facebook page, prompting the owner of the cow to contact the police. The owner said the cow’s name is Daisy, and as of Tuesday, Daisy was reportedly still on the loose.
Neither Daisy nor the police officer were harmed during the encounter.
"She's a fugitive on the run," said the cow's owner in an interview with WYMT-TV. "She doesn't want to be captured. She runs like a damn deer!"
According to the Texas State Historical Association, “The Texas longhorn is a hybrid breed resulting from a random mixing of Spanish retinto (criollo) stock and English cattle that Anglo-American frontiersmen brought to Texas from southern and midwestern states in the 1820s and 1830s.”
Adult Long Horn cows can weigh as much 1,200 pounds.
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