Yeehaw! Cowboys and cowgirls chase wayward cow through Billings

A cowboy and cowgirl herd a runaway cow down a fenced-off alley into a waiting trailer. (Last Best News)

By Ed Kemmick/Last Best News

And some people think living in downtown Billings is uneventful.

My daughter called me about 3 in the afternoon Sunday to let me know that a cow was running loose on South 30th Street a block west of the Montana Rescue Mission. Since I live nearby, I raced down with my camera.

I took photos of several attempts to lasso the cow in a fenced-off alley that dead-ends at Montana Rail Link property, followed by the arrival of several police officers and then by some reinforcements equipped with horses and a horse trailer, who managed to get the recalcitrant cow into the trailer pretty quickly.

Everyone was too busy to give me much information, and frankly I was too busy to worry about the details. The photos tell the story, I think, though I do still wonder about the dead raccoon.

I jumped up on the bumper of one of the pickups to photograph the cowboys when I saw this dead raccoon. I’m afraid I don’t know his story. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)