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Firemen rescue cow stuck in a tree

Posted on Friday, 31 August, 2012 | Comment icon 19 comments | News tip by: BrianPotter


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Fire-fighters spent over four hours engaged in a particularly unusual rescue operation.

The cow, a calf called 'Sparkle', had managed to get itself in to the awkward predicament after falling 100 feet down a steep embankment in Cumbria. The tree that it ended up stuck in actually broke its fall, saving it from a potentially worse fate. Vets and firemen wearing body armour spent four hours freeing the distressed bovine.

"They had to wear body armour in case a stray hoof lashed out at them," said a fire department spokesman. "The vet checked the cow over and it seemed reasonably happy and relatively unscathed."

"The 660-pound calf, called Sparkle, was discovered in a state of distress after falling down the ravine on a farm Sheriff Park, near Penrith, Cumbria."

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Comment icon #10 Posted by jgorman628 on 31 August, 2012, 19:25
Tough to fly without wings. Forget when pigs fly, when cows try to fly. Mmmm, that steak must be tender. Someone needs to invent a cow hang glider or parachute.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Eldorado on 31 August, 2012, 21:09
When I first read the title I wondered how in the world does a cow get up a tree... ...Poor thing, I'm glad it got rescued. It's got a sweet face. The only pic I've found of it being rescued is here - not much to see though. http://www.bbc.co.uk...umbria-19408243 And then there's this which can't be right, as the cow is a different colour to the one in the OP http://web.orange.co...g_stuck_up_tree There's no proper photos because it was later discovered that the "cow" was two Special Branch officers on surveillance duties. Top secret. *secret agent smiley*
Comment icon #12 Posted by Junior Chubb on 1 September, 2012, 0:27
Holy flying cows Batman!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Lava_Lady on 1 September, 2012, 5:24
Sparkle's experience will become a prime time movie and possibly an unauthorized biography titled, uSparkle, The Truth Behind The Tree/u it will be a biopic about her alleged drug use and how it drove her to the edge. It's a good thing she's cute.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Viviana98 on 3 September, 2012, 11:23
Too bad there weren't any pictures of the cow in the tree. That's really what I was hoping for when I read the title I have to be honest. Its not ever day you see a cow stuck in a tree. lol
Comment icon #15 Posted by Eldorado on 3 September, 2012, 11:35
That's really what I was hoping for when I read the title I have to be honest. Its not ever day you see a cow stuck in a tree. lol How about a sheep on a rooftop?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Viviana98 on 3 September, 2012, 11:42
What the heck?! Lmao you don't see that every day either!!! Do you know how it got up there?
Comment icon #17 Posted by Eldorado on 3 September, 2012, 11:57
What the heck?! Lmao you don't see that every day either!!! Do you know how it got up there? It was a Government "Work Placement Scheme" to get minorities into employment. Sadly, the sheep was lying about being a roofer. He never even had a packed-lunch, fgs.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Viviana98 on 3 September, 2012, 12:09
Your kidding me right?? You mean to tell me that, that sheep didn't pack his lunch?! That has liar written all over it!!
Comment icon #19 Posted by Hilander on 4 September, 2012, 2:50
Poor cow, bet it was frightened. Fat little things will waddle off an embankment, ours did and rolled down it. Got up and mooed.


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