Cows escape trailer, race down busy stretch of U.S. 192 in Kissimmee

The "Cow Capital" of Florida is earning its moniker after drivers spotted some bovines racing across a very busy stretch of U.S. Highway 192. 

Brenda and Dominik Lee shared a video with FOX 35 News of what appeared to show two cows running in front of them as the animals crossed the multi-lane highway just south of the intersection with Partin Settlement Rd.  The cows then ran over the median, dodging several southbound vehicles, as they headed toward the AdventHealth Partin Settlement ER parking lot.

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"The cows got loose from a trailer going down the road," a spokesperson with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office told FOX 35. "We were assisting Animal Services in recapturing them."

According to Osceola Animal Services, an owner was transporting six cows in a trailer, but because the back door was unsecured, the cows fell out of the trailer in an area south of US 192 near the Turnpike. 

Multiple agencies responded and were able to recapture five of the cows. Officials said the sixth cow ran across the Turnpike and into an area near Cinder Lane where it was let into a pasture.

Kissimmee, located at Walt Disney World's doorstep, is known for its rich cattle history and the pioneer ranching families that settled the area. Despite recent development and urban sprawl, several ranches can still be found across Osceola County.