Recently, a man in Nebraska was pulled over by the police after they spotted a 1,000 pound (453kg) longhorn bull sitting in the passenger seat of his modified sedan. The incident took place in Norfolk, Nebraska, where the police noticed a "white car that appears to have been modified" driving down the road with a rather unusual passenger.
Initially, the police thought that the man might be transporting a small calf in his car. However, when they pulled him over, they were surprised to find a massive longhorn bull named Howdy Doody sitting calmly in the front seat. The police decided to give the man a warning instead of handing out a citation, as there were no specific laws against transporting bulls in a car.
The driver, Lee Meyer from Neligh, Nebraska, is well-known in the small town for his bond with Howdy Doody. In fact, he has even driven the bull in his modified sedan during a Fourth of July parade in 2019. Meyer and Howdy Doody have become local celebrities in Antelope County. The Ankole-Watusi bull is an ancient breed of cattle that originated around 6,000 years ago in ancient Egypt.
The Ankole-Watusi breed is known for its striking appearance and large, curving horns. These bulls can weigh between 1000-1600 pounds (400-725kg) and their horns can reach up to eight feet (2.5m) in length. While it may seem unusual to transport such a large animal in a car, Meyer has been able to safely transport Howdy Doody in his modified sedan.
While this incident may seem comical, it does raise questions about animal transportation laws and regulations. In many places, there are specific laws and guidelines for transporting animals to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road. It is important for animal owners to be aware of and adhere to these laws to avoid any potential dangers or legal issues.
In this case, the police decided to give the driver a warning and ask him to take the bull back home. Luckily, no one was injured and the situation ended without any major issues.