Mating cows block highways

Friday , June 01, 2012 - 2:13 PM

Contributed

KITTANNING, Pa.-- State police say a pair of amorous bovines tied up traffic near the intersection of two rural Pennsylvania highways.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported the situation Friday morning. Trooper John Corna tells The Associated Press it was resolved about 9:15 a.m. when state Department of Agriculture managed to shoo the bull and cow into a trailer.

Corna says the intersection of Routes 28 and 85 in Rayburn Township is busier than usual because of construction, and traffic was hampered when the mating bovines refused to budge. The intersection is about 40 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Corna says troopers "kept trying to shoo them off the highway, but that just got the bull mad and it started to escalate."

The animals are at a nearby farm until their owner is identified.

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