Luckily, there was a cowboy stuck in traffic nearby.
Decked out in a Western-style hat and boots, the mystery man came to the heifers’ rescue. The cowboy lassoed each cow and helped load them back into their trailer.
The 500-pound cows were on their way to Enfield, Conn., when a latch opened on their trailer near exit 8 and the pair wandered onto the highway.
The highway was shut down for about 30 minutes for the impromptu rodeo.
The mystery cowboy did not want to be identified, the Associated Press reports.