TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — An escaped cow caused traffic delays along I-75 Monday afternoon after Hillsborough deputies attempted to save it.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said the cow caused traffic to grind to a halt on I-75 North at Big Bend Road after they were forced to close the on and off ramps.

According to deputies, the cow escaped a nearby farm.

Drivers were asked to seek alternate routes as deputies tried to take the cow back home.

HCSO said with the help of local ranchers, deputies were able to wrangle the cow a short while after it escaped.

“Loose cows on the road pose a serious threat, thankfully, we were able to keep drivers and the community safe 🐄,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.

This is a developing news story. Check back for updates.