VIDEO: Horse, mule loose on I-680 near Walnut Creek

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Some of you on Interstate 680 near Walnut Creek on Monday were driving next to some real horse power. You are not going to believe this video. A white horse and a brown mule got loose on the freeway and kept running for a while in the fast lane. (KGO)

Some of you on Interstate 680 near Walnut Creek on Monday were driving next to some real horse power. You are not going to believe this video.

Somehow a white horse and a brown mule horses got loose on the freeway and kept running for a while in the fast lane.

Steve Burdo with Contra Costa County Animal Services says the animals broke through a fence about a mile away.

A horse and a mule are seen on I-680 near Walnut Creek, Calif. on Monday, March 27, 2017.


The pair adhered to the vehicle code and used an on-ramp to enter the highway.

Authorities shut down lanes shortly before 7:30 a.m. as motorists shot cellphone video and officers rounded up the four-legged fugitives.

Burdo says the horse, a gelding named Striker, appears to have led the breakout. He says Hank the mule is more of a follower.

The four-legged fugitives are fine. Their owners were eventually able to wrangle them and get them onto a horse trailer.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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