In the beginning ... there was the Pig on the Parkway.
Now there are cows "procreating," shall we say, on Route 28.
It's been one heckuva week around the 'Burgh.
This morning, motorists got a spectacle of the bovine variety when a cow and bull—oblivious to the Route 28 traffic—decided to do the wild thing in a construction zone of the busy highway.
Pennsylvania State Police dealt with traffic congestion caused by the amorous pair "having relations in the road" at the intersection of Routes 28/66 and Route 85 in Rayburn, near Kittanning, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Mark O'Neil, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau in Harrisburg, told WTAE Channel 4 Action News it was his understanding that the cow and bull may have been having "relations" along the road for several hours.
WTAE reported that two local members of the State Farm Bureau were called to the scene to help clear the animals off the highway and that it took 15 minutes to separate the bovines.
"We've had cows hit by cars before ... this is a first in my career," Trooper John Corna told the Post-Gazette.
TribLive.com reported that Chad Anderson of Templeton and Brandon Cravener of Kittanning were heading to work on a roofing job in Mars at around 7 a.m. when they saw the amorous bovine couple.
The men stopped to help a state police trooper keep the animals from running into traffic, TribLive.com reported
Ross Grooms and John Bennett, of the Armstrong County Farm Bureau, roped the cow and bull and corralled them until their owner arrived with a trailer, TribLive.com reported.
Alvin Rosenberger, of Red Mill Road in Kittanning, claimed ownership of the 6-year-old black cow and the young red bull, according to TribLive.com.
No word on the names of the animals, but Patch is recommending Mrs. Robinson for the older-woman cow and Dustin Hoffman for the young red bull, with a nod to the iconic movie about a May-December romance, The Graduate.
Nearly every media outlet in town (including Patch) is asking anyone with photos of the romantic interlude on Route 28 to send them in for publication. (Email Pine-Richland Editor Cindy Cusic Micco at email@example.com)
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