She Scares a Houseperson after a Chase
1. A Nottingham housewife has been left stunned after a runaway cow being chased by the police crashed into her back garden. Caroline Lowbridge “could not believe her eyes when the enormous animal stormed through her garden fence, with a team of police officers and an angry farmer in hot pursuit.” (Meat Trades Journal, 17/12/10).
2. The pedigree cow made a break for freedom as farmer John Croft tried to load “it” into a trailer-and leapt over a 9000 volt fence before galloping off down the A52 in Nottingham. Officers tailed the animal for almost 2 miles before finally entering into a police standoff with the cow in Caroline’s garden in West Bridgeford.
3. Caroline said: “It came right up to the kitchen window and was breathing on the glass. I thought it was going to smash its way into the house – you could tell it was really angry”. We think the unfortunate animal might have muddy at being uncowed of her true identity as a slighted female. Couldn’t animal “lovers” in Nottingham find her a nice sanctuary where she could be left with her mates in peace? It is surely another occasion to bring on a flutter of our leaflets and vows of cutting down on meat and dairy.