EAST PATCHOGUE (WPIX)—Two bulls forced a Long Island Rail Road train to come to a grinding halt Friday afternoon.
Kenny Leitch, who was driving alongside the tracks in East Patchogue at the time, saw the large animals on the tracks.
"I was driving down the road going to a job and I glance over to my right and I see two bulls running down the tracks," Leitch told PIX 11 News.
Leitch, an animal lover said he didn't hesitate to help.
"I stopped immediately and jumped out of the car and tried to get them off the tracks because I heard the train coming," said Leitch. "I didn't want an accident to happen so I got them off the tracks."
Leitch, an animal lover, told PIX News he was fearful the bulls would get hit and killed by the oncoming train.
"I couldn't believe my eyes," said Leitch. "I was just glad nothing terrible happened.
Luckily, the train engineer saw the bulls and stopped the train.
Suffolk County and Metropolitan Transportation officers quickly responded to the scene and kept a close eye on the animals until they could track down their owner.
An hour and a half later he showed up, wearing a red jacket and thankfully the bulls didn't charge. However, they weren't about to follow directions.
From the tracks the bulls wound up in someone's backyard, and things quickly turned hectic. It looked like a scene right out of some bizarre reality TV show.
It looked like a scene right out of some bizarre reality TV show. The owner, cops, and the people that live here trying their best to get control of the massive animals.
The owner, cops, and the people that live here trying their best to get control of the massive animals.
"I didn't want them to destroy my house or destroy or my pool," said Ernie Furneaux. "I didn't want it jumping on to the pool cover."
The bulls were finally rounded up and taken back to the farm they escaped from. After it was all over, Furneaux told PIX 11 News he had fun.