Saturday, September 30, 2023


Nebraska man pulled over with massive bull riding shotgun

In a moo-ving tale that left officers both shocked and amazed, police in Norfolk, Nebraska, wrangled in a traffic stop like no udder. A driver was spotted cruising along Route 275, but what caught the officers’ attention wasn’t a runaway car, but rather an unexpected passenger—a full-sized Watusi bull, the one and only “Howdy Doody” riding shotgun.

Around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the Norfolk Police Division responded to a call that would’ve made even the most seasoned cowboy scratch their head. The caller reported a four-legged bull co-pilot riding shotgun in the passenger seat.

Imagine driving down the road in your RV and seeing this out your window! You’d want to… steer-clear!

Behind the wheel was none other than Lee Meyer, a local legend from Neligh, whose furry companion goes by the name of “Howdy Doody.” This dynamic duo caught the attention of the long arm of the law during a routine traffic stop that left officers both amused and slightly puzzled.

“The officer decided to go easy on him, even though there were a few ‘udderly’ citable offenses. He gave Meyer a stern warning, or you could say, a ‘moo-ning,’ and kindly asked him to mosey on back home, leaving the bullshenanigans behind,” explained Police Captain Chad Reiman.

Meyer and his hoofed accomplice headed back to their homestead, leaving the city streets bull-free and, thankfully, nobody got horned in the process.

It turns out Meyer and Howdy Doody have a bit of a reputation for crashing parades across the state, spreading bovine brilliance wherever they roam. And while this rodeo-rocketing escapade might’ve earned them a few chuckles, it seems the bull’s days of city slickin’ are on hold, at least for now.



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Neal Davis
26 days ago

Hmmm, … I never had a bull for a pet. Daddy tended to rotate bulls every couple of years, selling or trading the incumbent for a different one. Some were not all that keen about people and unpleasantly difficult to manage at times (i.e., if we wanted them to do something they didn’t want to do). I guess it does take all kinds, huh?

Dave Easley
27 days ago

While riding in the car with my Uncle driving in Oklahoma, he told me that twice he had hit cattle that were out on the road. I thought for a moment and replied, “That sounds like a lot of bulls hit.”
I really hope this comment is not considered a Mooving violation. It really is a true story.

Diane McGovern
27 days ago
Reply to  Dave Easley

😅 But how do you know they weren’t cows? We’ll let you get away with it this time, Dave, and just mooove on.😏 Have a good night. 😀 –Diane at

Lawrence Neely
28 days ago

Somehow there seems to be a lot of “BS” in this article….

Diane McGovern
28 days ago
Reply to  Lawrence Neely

👍🤣🐂 Have a good afternoon/evening, Lawrence. 😀 –Diane at

28 days ago

Given his exposed rear end, I would CERTAINLY keep my distance when following behind Howdy! 😨😨😨

Dave Easley
27 days ago
Reply to  Elliot

It is definitely not zero emissions.

Richard Chabrajez
28 days ago

“Routine traffic stop” !? Sure – we stop cars with bulls in ’em all the time . . .

Rosemary McLain
28 days ago

My take was how bad did it smell since the area behind Howdy Doody’s behind looked like he forgot to get the driver to pull over to use the rest room….

Bill Braniff
28 days ago

No one was hurt, but it sure looked pretty uncomfortable for Howdy Doody?

Tommy Molnar
28 days ago
Reply to  Bill Braniff

Yeah, but “Howdy” didn’t seem to mind. In fact, the car looked like it was modified just FOR Howdy.

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