Cow, Dog And Woman Cause Traffic Problems On Highway 29

March 30, 2012

A cow, a dog and a woman caused traffic problems on  Highway 29 just south of Barrineau Park Road late this morning.

The woman was chasing a small dog that was chasing a cow into traffic about 11:40 a.m., forcing drivers to steer clear of them. The woman, the dog and the cow were darting across all four lanes of Highway 29 as Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper worked to stop traffic and corral the wayward trio.

The woman eventually chased the dog — which was still chasing the cow — into a wooded area east of Highway 29. After the lady was able to catch the dog, she fell to ground overheated and with exhaustion. She was evaluated on scene by Escambia County EMS.

The dog was returned to its owner.  And after a period of freedom in the woods, deputies were able to put the cow back out to pasture.

Pictured top: An 18-wheeler driver brakes to avoid hitting a dog and cow in southbound Highway 29 in Molino late Friday morning. Pictured inset: Deputy Melissa Sterling took custody of th dog. Pictured below:  A woman who became overheated while chasing the dog and cow around Highway 29 and a wooded area is helped to an ambulance for evaluation. photos, click to enlarge.


36 Responses to “Cow, Dog And Woman Cause Traffic Problems On Highway 29”

  1. Lou Ellen Deveau on March 31st, 2017 10:16 pm

    Glad no one was hurt. Thanks for the laughs the other readers wrote. I do miss that part of the south.

  2. Wade on March 31st, 2017 1:34 pm

    Man, I love living in Molino……it’s so nice to be back home where I belong!!!!……

  3. bgr on April 2nd, 2012 3:37 pm

    I to have a Boston & I guarantee he would have done the very same thing…and I would have been right behind him! Yes they (Bostons) are as stubborn as any human but I can’t imagine life w/out one…bless your heart dear lady, I hope you are feeling okay…if I had to guess you would have liked nothing more than to ring his neck but instead were just proud to have him back in your arms.

  4. Holly on March 31st, 2012 9:56 pm

    I know it’s not funny, but knowing that it turned out ok for all involved (including the truck driver and other drivers) I allowed myself a chuckle. The way it’s written is quite dry, toung in cheek akin to British humour. A dog, a cow and a woman walked into a (street). And, I can just see myself chasing all involved to safety forgetting that trucks are barreling down the road towards us. As for Boston’s , . I’m a dog walker (pet care for all animals) and have worked with many a terrier, but other than Scotties and Westies, Bostons are the most stubborn, fearless, tenatious and …..hilarious Ilove to watch them run full steam ahead , laughing and barking. Glad they all made it out alive – thanks to that courageous woman.

  5. marli on March 31st, 2012 8:26 pm

    Ha i was delivering the mail when the cow came out of the woods and ran into the front of my jeep thought i was going to have a heart attack lol

  6. Dwan McCarthy on March 31st, 2012 3:18 pm

    God, how harrowing for that poor woman! I’m so glad that it turned out okay — and I never knew Boston Terriers were herders, lol!

  7. Alice on March 31st, 2012 10:19 am

    North Escambia does the greatest job of reporting. Soooo much better than the News Journal ever did and much better than WEAR TV has ever done. You get your facts straight and you give the news not your opinion. I didn’t realize how much went on in Molino until I moved here. It’s never a dull moment and the people are the greatest!!!!! Thank God for our law enforcement teams, also our firefighters, I think they are the greatest in the state!!!

  8. Sharon Skoglund Annapolis, Maryland on March 31st, 2012 8:30 am

    Wow – Annapolis, Maryland is severely lacking in this much comedy – makes ya wanna go South for some real entertainment! From one animal lover to another – good going!

  9. JT on March 31st, 2012 8:26 am

    Law enforcement was called in to enforce the moooove over law.

  10. shayp on March 31st, 2012 7:08 am


  11. billy on March 30th, 2012 10:12 pm

    yall so funny……….I love you guys

  12. CW on March 30th, 2012 10:05 pm

    This story brings back memories. The first morning I sat my Boston Terrier puppy on the ground she started chasing the chickens next door right out into the middle of hwy 4. I love Boston Terriers, but they’re hard headed little dogs.

  13. TheGoodDana on March 30th, 2012 9:23 pm

    Wonder if she would have chased a Falcon if it was in the road? That poor doggie mustva got spooked by a bobcat!

  14. WOW on March 30th, 2012 9:11 pm

    And you all talk about Century! :-)

    Glad everthing ended as well as it did.

  15. Janet on March 30th, 2012 5:51 pm

    I’m sure it wasn’t so funny to the poor woman who feared for her dog’s life and collasped to the ground with heat exhaustion. One day, I’m sure she’ll laugh but just don’t feel she is just yet. Thank goodness, it did have a happy ending!

  16. alfirewoman on March 30th, 2012 5:18 pm

    Omg,God bless them all. I can relate with how scared the woman was. I was bringing a chiwahua to Al to give to someone,i stopped at tom thumb at 29& 97…he scratched the tar out of me and took off. He jetted across 29,i just knew he was gonna get killed in front of me. I would have been devestated. I had just had back surgery and couldnt run very fast. A firefighter chased him down and got him. I never got the mans name and wished i knew how to contact him. Would love to say thanks. Its nice to know people like him and the ones from today are still in this world. So glad this all turned out well.

  17. Suzanne on March 30th, 2012 5:13 pm

    Love the story. Refreshing. All ended well.

  18. tophat on March 30th, 2012 4:12 pm

    What A way to End The Week, Glad it all turned out good and safe, THANKS ECSD AND FHP for doing a good job, Should have known Melissa would get the dog :) lol

  19. hahahaha on March 30th, 2012 3:44 pm

    Hahahaha. This made my day. Only iin the south……and Cynthia…….wow….I lol’d at your song.

  20. Gail on March 30th, 2012 3:40 pm

    Because no one got hurt (Thank God) this was hilarious!!!! :-)
    Thanks North Escambia!

  21. molino jim on March 30th, 2012 3:39 pm

    The story was utterly wonder.

  22. art on March 30th, 2012 3:06 pm

    it could have been so much worse. gives me the headache just to think if that had been my dog and cow. how frightening. and maddening…but that little dog thought he was herding that cow and just making it worse…goodness, glad all are ok and there were no accidents!

  23. M. Sterling on March 30th, 2012 3:04 pm

    Bahahaha…. these comments are so funny. A good end to a fun and exciting day. And so glad all turned out safe! I was afraid someone was going to hit the cow going south bound. Poor doggy, cow and lady. Next time, better picture please….. Lol :) ask me to pose first. You did great William!! Thanks

  24. Cynthia on March 30th, 2012 3:03 pm

    The Dog chased the Cow, the Woman chased the Dog, Hi-Hooooooo the chase began in Moli’ Noooooooo!!!!

  25. JIM W on March 30th, 2012 2:56 pm

    OMG! This has to be the funniest story of the year so far. However, I am glad they all made it thru safely. Not wise to run in front of or into traffic no matter how much you love your animal. Sounds like LE did an oustanding job of getting everything under control and all were once again safe.
    I’m with thinker it gets lost in the article that there was someone taking pictuers in the mix of things. LOL! Just glad all is okay.

  26. Dezi Doo on March 30th, 2012 2:47 pm

    Wow…this is hilarious but sooo cool… i would have done the same..i love animals soooo much!!

  27. Joy on March 30th, 2012 2:46 pm

    Maybe the cow was trying to get to Northview HS for the “Feed America” event.

  28. Barack Reagan on March 30th, 2012 2:45 pm

    A cow, a dog and a woman walked into a bar….

  29. AL on March 30th, 2012 2:39 pm

    I am so glad everyone is ok and no accidents were caused! The next thing that came to my mind was “There was an old woman who swallowed a fly….”

  30. Resident on March 30th, 2012 2:29 pm

    Thanks to the deputies and the troopers. I was in the line of cars and saw the woman almost get hit. You did an amazing job. Hero status!

    And thanks to northescambia for bringing us this story and taking a stab at the seriousness with a little fun in how it was written.

    I saw the northescambia photographer. he went across the median and helped stop traffic before the deputies when the cow dog and woman ran out into the southside. He’s another hero in all this. If not for him, I think the woman would have been hit.

  31. ECSK9FAN on March 30th, 2012 2:23 pm

    Only in “Tiny Town!” LOL Way to go Melissa! Awesome job! We don’t have this much farm fun on our streeet!! :)

  32. Gatorgaloyea on March 30th, 2012 1:46 pm

    Only at the Homestead!! bahahahahahahahha Glad your OK girl!

  33. Thinker on March 30th, 2012 1:21 pm

    That first photograph is pretty incredible. Excellent shot. But you forgot to mention that a photographer was chasing the woman who was chasing the dog who was chasing the cow. Green eggs and ham. OMG – Happy Easter !!!

  34. Angie on March 30th, 2012 1:20 pm

    You have to love country life! Hope she’s ok but man that was funny!

  35. Charlie on March 30th, 2012 1:12 pm

    “….forcing drivers to STEER clear of them.” steer and steer – Homonyms are funny!

  36. alumni on March 30th, 2012 12:57 pm

    I’m really glad no one was hurt and hope the lady is recovering from her exhaustion………….but this was a funny story.

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