Eye-catching cattle drive sees cows swim across Colorado River

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Monday, March 29, 2021
Ever seen cows swim? See a SE Texas tradition unfold
Have you ever seen cattle swim? You're in luck with an annual event that has run for more than 100 years now. See it unfold in the video above.

BAY CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A yearly tradition as Texan as cowboys and cattle gets underway Monday, offering an eye-catching glimpse of the age-old cattle drive practice.

The Huebner family cattle drive has offered something eye-catching for folks in Matagorda County every year since 1919.

Under this seasonal tradition done twice a year, the family herds cows across the Colorado River just outside Bay City. Today, hundreds of cows made the swim back to the Huebner Bros. Cattle Co. after spending the winter grazing on the Matagorda Peninsula.

The cows are led by cowboys on horseback, herding them safely across the river.