Don't Have a Horse? A Car Will Do When Calf Roping

Posted by Paige Cerulli

When a calf escapes onto a highway, an officer and his friend try out a very different type of calf roping. 

Ahhh, teamwork. It's a beautiful thing, especially in calf roping. When an escaped calf recently took to the highway, police officer Monte Belew knew he had to find a solution. And seeing as there weren't any horses handy at the moment, Belew got creative.

Belew called his friend, David Bevill, who knows how to rope. Bevill climbed on the front of Belew's police car, and the chase was on. It's certainly not your traditional kind of calf roping, but with a little teamwork and creativity, these two got the job done.

Take a look at this awesome footage.

The situation could have ended very badly for anyone involved, but we're glad that Belew, Bevill, and the calf were all safe at the end of the day.

Escaped livestock can prove a serious risk to drivers, especially when they get out onto the highway. If you ever see an animal like a cow or a horse alongside the highway, call 911 right away to report the incident. Generally the police will slow or stop traffic until the animal can be caught.

And the next time you go calf roping? We'd recommend you take along a horse. Sure, a car makes the situation even more challenging, but we'd take a well-trained roping horse over a police car any day.

What do you think about the officers' calf-roping skills? Let us know in the comments below!

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Don't Have a Horse? A Car Will Do When Calf Roping