Holy cow! Moment a 200lb bovine charges at cop after it ‘takes offense’ when he tries to herd it off a California highway
This is the heart-stopping moment a California cop was charged at by an angry cow.
The video, captured by Officer Pratt’s patrol car dashcam, shows him trying to shoo a rogue cow off a highway near the town of Susanville in the Californian county of Lassen.
The stocky animal grows angry and charges at the highway cop, inflicting a ‘glancing blow’ near his shoulder.
A cop working for the California Highway Patrol was charged at by an angry cow he was trying to shoo off the road
The bovine tries to ram the man with a running leap, but he apparently escapes uninjured.
Officer Pratt is seen returning to his patrol car and breathing a sigh of relief after his lucky escape.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Susanville said: ‘Holy Cow! Our Officer Pratt caught on camera one of the many dangers we face on a daily basis here in rural northeastern California.
Officer Pratt is dealt a ‘glancing blow’ on his shoulder by the riled up cow
After his close escape, Officer Pratt makes eye contact with the dashcam and lets out a big sigh of relief
‘Susanville CHP regularly handles calls of large animals that are outside of fenced areas and are threatening our motoring public by walking into the highway.
‘This meat locomotive decided it had enough of being told what to do. Fortunately Officer Pratt escaped relatively unscathed!’
The police added: ‘Remember to always buckle up, never drink and drive, and call CHP to handle those pesky cows that are outside their fences.’
Earlier this year, an escaped cow was captured on camera terrorising patients in a Colombian hospital waiting room.
Bizarre video footage shows the animal charging into the room and causing immediate panic among the unsuspecting patients at the Hospital San Rafael in the north-western Colombian department of Antioquia in February 2021.
Local newspaper Vanguardia said nobody was seriously injured in the incident as the trampled woman was treated for minor contusions and pain while the rest of the patients did not seek treatment.