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Cattle Go for a Stroll on Major Lubbock Highway During Texas Snowstorm

About 20 heads of cattle decided to go for a stroll on Loop 289, the major road that circles Lubbock, Texas, during a historic Texas snowstorm over the weekend. The Lubbock Fire Department shared this picture on their Facebook after a fire engine doing sweeps of the city found the cattle.

Thankfully for the cattle and drivers, most of the city’s 250,000 residents were hunkered down inside after about a foot of snow fell on the town in a day. The Fire Department was able to wrangle the cattle and hold them at a little league baseball field in the city a few hours after they escaped.

Gusty winds during the blizzard, named Winter Storm Goliath, created 10-foot snow drifts around the city, which likely downed the electric fences meant to hold cattle in. Several other herds were spotted on the move throughout rural parts of Lubbock County over the weekend. It was the third-largest snowfall recorded in Lubbock history.

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Cattle Go for a Stroll on Major Lubbock Highway During Texas Snowstorm