cattle

A high number of cattle escaping pastures in the last month have resulted in car accidents, cattle deaths and lost time for deputies in Payne County, Oklahoma.

Cattle are finding their way onto public roads, escaping through fences in need of repair or cut by vandals and prior car accidents. When livestock need to be moved off city streets and highways, it can require the help of public servicemen and it doesn’t always go quickly.

The Stillwater NewsPress reports Payne County Sheriff’s Department has responded to more than 45 cases of escaped cattle. One case in early May involved 20 escaped cattle, four car accidents and several cattle deaths spread out over four miles of Highway 51. The case involved deputies and Oklahoma Highway Patrol for almost 10 hours.