A recent video captures a herd of cattle coming down a long country road.
The 75 cows are, in fact, a breed of Holstein calves. They barreled down the road towards the person capturing the event with their phone.
A Stampede of Calves in Indiana
Both the owner, along with an off-duty LaPorte County officer, Capt. Derek Allen watched as the stallion passed by his vehicle. He recorded the incidents with his cell-phone.
“It’s really important to note, these cows weren’t just walking, they were at a full gallop if you will,” Allen tells the South Bend Tribune.
He made a U-Turn as soon as he came upon the stampede. Allen states he immediately turned the vehicle around to conquer the beasts. The captain drove into the calves to separate the line of beasts.
Controlling the Livestock
Volunteer firefighters and other onlookers, began corralling the calves as they moved down the road.
“I’ve been involved in many unique situations previously, but not something with this many animals on the roadway,” says Allen.
A small amount of the herd was corralled between the points of CR 600 and CR 700 South. However, a number of the herd continued to move into the Range Road region.
No Injuries Sustained
No injuries were sustained from the accident when it comes to either beasts or humans. In fact, all of the calves were given back to their mothers without harm.
However, police declined to release the identify of the farmer whose calves had escaped.
Allen credits the fact that no cows nor people were harmed in the stampede. LaPorte County police cars are part of a take-home program.
“This take-home-car program is very beneficial to serving the citizens of the county, and in this specific instance, it worked out very well because I was traveling to this event in my issued vehicle and I happened to be in the right place at the right time,” adds Allen.