In Louisiana, there have been many who were left devastated in the wake of Hurricane Ida. This wasn’t only true of people, but many animals were suffering as well.
Included in the animals that were in trouble were 300 head of cattle.
According to an interview with one of the cowboys who chipped in to help them, Derek Billiot, they “couldn’t get out from the back pastures in time before the storm came in, being that it was a quickly developing storm.”
This left them using airboats to go in and help rescue the cows that were stuck in the area.
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In the past, they used those same airboats to rescue people but that wasn’t as necessary, because many people evacuated in advance.
Billiot and his crew have already pulled in around 60 head of cattle. It hasn’t been the easiest job, but they decided that there would be “no cow left behind.”
It is difficult because many of the cows are stuck in the mud or other debris left by the hurricane.
When possible, they get the cows to go to higher ground.
However, in most cases, they just need to rope them and hope for the best, as you can see below:
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, cows in Plaquemines Parish are moo-ving to higher ground thanks to good samaritans on an airboat! #cows #animals #rescue #ida #hurricaneida #severeweather @GMA @abcWNN @NewsNationNow #louisiana #cattle pic.twitter.com/Ze6yE8I4A9
— Kenny Lopez (@KennyLopez_TV) August 31, 2021