TEMPLE, Texas – A Central Texas officer got quite the surprise Thursday when a cow he thought was corralled behind a fence turned around and charged at him.
Temple police posted the video Friday on their Facebook page. It has since been viewed 190,000 times and shared more than 3,100 times.
The incident, captured on dashcam, shows the officer try to use his patrol car to get the cow off some sports fields and behind a gated area.
After a few trips around the fields, the video shows the cow going behind the gates only to change his mind.
In less than five seconds, the heifer made a 180 and came crashing through the gate, where seconds earlier the officer had been standing.
People on horseback also came into try to catch the cow but were unsuccessful. The heifer was last seen Thursday night on the outskirts of town.