We had a neighbor (well, he wasn't really a neighbor - he lived in Oklahoma City, but he had leased a property near us to run cattle on) who's cattle kept getting out. We really didn't know who owned the cattle at that time, but after they had been running loose for about five days (and trampling another neighbor's entire field of haygrazer) I ran them into our pasture. I also called the sheriff - didn't want anyone to think I had stolen the cattle.
The deputy that came out couldn't figure out who's cattle they were - we didn't know where they came from or anything - couldn't back track because it had been raining. The cattle tore up the chain link fencing around my yard and trampled my new strawberry bed. One morning while the deputy was at my place having a cup of coffee, the owner finally shows up - by then the cattle had been loose for nearly two weeks! He was pissed because I had his cattle. Deputy told him he was going to have to pay me damages and board, and make it right with the neighbor with the trampled hay crop before he could have his cattle back. I was willing to let him have the cattle back for no cash if he would let me have a pretty little heifer I had my eye on, but no deal. Deputy made him cough up $500 for my trouble. I don't know how much he had to pay to the other neighbor, but I know it wasn't cheap. Deputy pointed out to the city guy that it was a lot cheaper than what would have happened if someone had been injured by his crazy bull or killed when they hit one of them.
The cattle got out several times after that - and tended to make a beeline to my place. After about a half a dozen times, the deputy told the city guy if the cattle got out again, he was going to charge him with neglect. I never saw the cattle after that.
I guess that yahoo just wanted to say he was a cowboy, but you can't run cattle from a remote location and not check on them but once a month!
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