An 11 Alive viewer sent in this photo, described as a bull or steer alongside I-675
STOCKBRIDGE, GA-- It is an unremarkable stretch of highway that now has a somewhat remarkable repeat visitor.
"I looked over on the side of the road, and there is a bull on the side of the road!" said Talia Sutton, a Henry County resident. She is among the many motorists who have seen the animal -- a brown, horned steer or bull that has taken up residence in a clump of forest near the junction of I-75 and I-675.
Sutton said she spotted the animal grazing and "minding his own business."
"We've had similar calls like that for months," said Henry County police spokesman Sgt. Joey Smith. Wednesday, Henry County police yielded the cattle wrangling operation to the state DOT.
State workers built a temporary metal corral near a DOT salt shed on the edge of the creature's temporary habitat. They baited it with some tempting corn-based livestock feed, and spent the day hoping the horned herbivore would wander into the corral, and entrap itself.
Cattlemen say steers and bulls can be easy to handle -- except when they aren't. "They react to strangers that hasn't been around them," said Monroe County cattle rancher Billy Waldrip. "And they'll act up. Go crazy."
Workers say bridling the befuddled bovine is a state priority.
"Yeah if he ran out there and the car hit him, the car would probably be totaled," Dutton said. "(And) it wouldn't be good for (the steer) at all."