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Runaway Dog And Loose Cow Lead California Police On Wild Chases (VIDEO)

05/08/2014 04:50 am ET | Updated May 08, 2014

Ponch and Jon probably never had to deal with this.

The California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement had to contend with both a runaway dog and a loose cow in separate incidents on highways in the Sacramento area this week.

On Tuesday, a stray dog shut down part of Highway 50 near Sacramento. As you can see in the video above, it raced down the road, eluding both cars and police.

"I saw cars pulling over and thought there was a collision," California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Bradley told ABC News. "Then a motorist said, 'There's a dog running on the freeway.'"

The dog eventually ran off the highway and into downtown Sacramento, but avoided being captured.

On Wednesday, both the CHP and Elk Grove Police Department chased after a loose cow on Highway 99.

The crafty cow eluded cops for about four hours, at one point running to a shopping center, KXTV reports.

A cowboy on horseback was eventually called in to lasso the creature.

This is everyday stuff,” the cowboy, who has the very cowboy name of J.R. Hardesty, told CBS13.

You can see video of that incident below.

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