Sheriff's officers and volunteers rope a cow running down a US highway.
|VIDEO: Escaped cow lassoed by Tennessee sheriff and volunteers in highway chase - 5th Jan 2017|
A viral video has shown the moment Tennessee Sheriff's officers and volunteers roped and captured an escaped cow as it ran down a highway.
Henry County Sheriff Monte Bell posted a video of the chase on Facebook, where it has been viewed more than two million times.
A man identified as resident David Bevill lassoed the calf from the bonnet of the sheriff's car as it continued to run from the vehicles.
"Hats off to my ole buddy David Bevill!! We had a calf running down Hwy 79 and he came & helped us," Sheriff Bell wrote in the post.
"Bevill rode on the front of my car & roped the calf!!"
Local newspaper the Paris Post-Intelligencer reported the officers performed a rolling road block until Mr Bevill roped the runaway bovine.
It said the calf was one of two cows that got loose on a highway when a truck's gate opened.
Both animals have both safely been returned to their owner.