A group of cows ran from their farm onto a motorway in Yorkshire, blocking traffic for a while, before being quickly moved to safety.
Vehicles came to a standstill on the M62 between junctions 24 and 25 at 11am on Sunday as six cows moved through a fence and onto the verge.
A National Highways spokesman told the PA news agency: “We’re not sure why they were so determined to get through the fence, but they were obviously very keen to get on the motorway.”
Soon the cows were spotted by a sand driver, who alerted the control room.
They were returned in 15 minutes after some teamwork.
“The incident was resolved very quickly within 15 minutes,” the spokesperson added.
“They returned to their field thanks to a huge multi-agency response from National Highway Traffic Officers, the farmer, West Yorkshire Police and an ambulance crew who stopped to help with the grazing.
“Traffic was disrupted for a time for the safety of road users but was soon moving again.”
Twitter users enjoyed the National Highways Yorkshire team’s use of cow-related puns.
“We currently have traffic at a standstill as we work with (West Yorkshire Police) to get some cows loose on the road,” read one of his tweets.
“No, we don’t have teat puns and we won’t try to milk them with whatever comes our way.
“Thank you for your patience. #DadJokes #SafetyFirst.”