Amorous bovines block traffic on highway

Friday, June 01, 2012

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, which Trooper John Corna tells The Associated Press was finally resolved about 9:15 a.m. when state Department of Agriculture shooed 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 lane restrictions, and that traffic was hampered when the mating bovines refused to budge. The intersection is about 40 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

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

The animals have been taken to a nearby farm until their owner can be identified.


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