I live in the boonies in Upstate NY on a pretty busy state highway. About 3 hours ago (minutes before a cold Labatts was about to hit my lips), one of my neighbors knocked on my door to tell me I had 14 cows in my front yard! I went out to check it out and by god he was nearly right, one of them was a little Jersey bull. His son and wife guarded the road while me and he frantically started calling around to see who might own them. Its damn dangerous to have 10 ton of standing beef wandering next to a highway. After nobody seemed to be missing them, I finally called 911. Shortly after, one farmer and his hands stopped by and they didnt own them, they called another, then another. Finally the cops got there and and the second farmer that didnt think they were his realized they were and his boys and a small trailer showed up and we started the rodeo. The roping, pushing and chasing began, about 12 of us chased them around for an hour and got 4 in the trailer. A couple minutes later, another farmer showed up with his big trailer and we filled that with 7 more heifers and finally got the bull after 2 more hours. One of the older farmers showed up with his cane, he had gotten his hip replaced last week but he and his wife were as big a players as any of us in getting them. By this time it was dark and the trailers were both full so they took them back and dumped them while we kept the last 2 surrounded. Trailer came back, we got the last two in and the rodeo was over! By the time we were done, 10 different neighbors and 3 farms from 5 miles out responded to this very dangerous situation and all the cattle survived, no cars hit any and the owner of the cows is dropping off a big package of steaks tomorrow for all the trouble and damage they caused. The lawn will survive though its a bit bumpier than it was, the cowcrap will disappear and Im gonna be a bit tired in the morning but neighbors helping neighbors goes a long way to making for a great neighborhood. I guarantee that if I call any one of those farmers this winter because my vehicles are buried 6' in snow, they will all come running. The police officer mostly stayed in his car and tried to aim his spotlight most of the 3 hours, I would love to see that dashboard footage! Thats gotta be priceless.