Page last updated at 10:22 GMT, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 11:22 UK

Firefighters free upside-down cow

Cow rescued in Cumbria
Farm workers helped firefighters rescue the cow

A cow was freed by firefighters after it became trapped upside-down between two walls.

The animal had jumped over a fence and became stuck between a garage and outer wall in Hollygate Road, Dalton-in-Furness, on Monday afternoon.

Firefighters attached rescue harnesses and dislodged the animal by using a mobile digger as a small crane.

It is believed the cow had been unsettled by a vehicle being used in the farmer's field.

Barrow station manager Roger Exley, of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, said: "The cow had become quite anxious and decided to take after the farmer's vehicle.

"It approached quite a high-sided wall and fence, managed somehow to straddle that fence and ended up in a two-foot wide ditch - basically trapping itself upside down between two walls."

Farmer Dave Mutton said the animal, valued at about £2,000, was lucky not to have sustained serious injuries.

He said: "We got the vet out to check her over and he gave her an anti-inflammatory injection. A few hours later she was grazing away as normal.

"Cows are usually quite intelligent, but this one was a bit silly."



Print Sponsor


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific