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Cattle drive stops drivers in their tracks

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SELAH, Wash.-- Hundreds of cattle held up traffic on SR-821, through the Yakima River Canyon Saturday.

The cattle were being moved from their grazing land near Selah Creek back to the ranch on Squaw Creek.

Dozens of people lined the road and waited for the animals.
Owner, Ken Eaton says these cows are pregnant and about ready to have their babies, so it's time for them to get back to the ranch.

"Usually January is about the best weather to try and move them in. If you leave them out there in the range land you can't keep very close eye on them," said Eaton.

Eaton says they've been doing the cattle drive for over 20 years and they've always had a great response from folks wanting to see the cows.

After they have their babies, the cattle will again be on the move to greener feeding grounds.