On Tuesday morning, in Henry County, Tennessee, a cowboy, David Bevill, lassoed a calf from the roof of a sheriff’s patrol car. The video soon went viral on Facebook, and currently has over three million views. When cowboys are riding on horses and lasso calves, it can be a thing of beauty to watch, as man and horse interact together to succeed in one goal: roping a calf. When it comes to lassoing a calf from the hood of a moving car, that takes calf roping to a whole different level.
FOX News reported that the sheriff of Paris, while adept at catching human criminals, decided he could use some help when it came to lassoing a wayward calf that was running along the side of the highway, Sheriff Monte Belew knew just the man for the job, his life-long friend, David Bevill.
Bevill recalled that Sheriff Belew “hollered” at him and asked him if he had a rope. Bevill had his rope with him, but he did not have a horse around. Bevill and the sheriff decided to try out a different approach to the problem, by using the hood of the sheriff’s patrol car as Bevill’s trusty steed, News Channel 5 reported.
Riding on the hood of the patrol car, Bevill said he threw “the best loop” he had ever thrown, and he succeeded in roping the steer. Tennessee’s Sheriff Belew added a bit of running color commentary, according to Yahoo News, saying in the video, after mentioning that Bevill was on the hood of his car, “We got a calf found in the middle of Lake Highway. We’re gonna try to rope ’em right here.” According to The Independent, Sheriff Belew shot the video as he was driving, possibly making use of his DashCam.
Yahoo News reported that Bevill lassoed the calf with one throw. Lassoing the steer likely both helped save the animal’s life, and potentially, helped save drivers from hitting the calf and injuring it and themselves.
After Bevill successfully roped the calf in the video, Sheriff Belew can be heard saying, “Tie him to the front of my car!” He later posted the video to the Facebook page of the police department in Henry County, writing, “Hats off to my ole buddy David Bevill!”
Lassoing a calf from the hood of a moving sheriff’s car was just another day on the ranch, for cowboy David Bevill in Tennessee. He was able to lasso the calf on his very first throw, and the video showing him doing it has become a red-hot viral hit on Facebook, getting millions of views. Check out the video below!
By John Samuels
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