by Emily Waldrep-
Livestock escaping has always been a problem in Tyler County, but it's not every day that Longhorn Cattle can be seen walking through the streets in Colmesneil.
Officers responded to a call on January 30 around 11:00a.m from a resident that said she had spotted two Longhorns walking down County Road 2800 in town. When officers arrived, the cattle were roaming down the street where they could have easily been hit by a car driving through the area. An officer chased the cattle into a yard and away from traffic, but had trouble locating the owner of the huge Longhorns.
Cows, horses and other large animals escaping their fences and walking into busy roadways have caused many car accidents and even deaths. Thankfully, Tyler County Police responded quickly to the call and all accidents were prevented.
If no owner comes forward to claim the animals, they will be taken and contained by the County until a solution can be found.
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