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07-25-06, 04:38 PM #1
Cows about that then
Stranded cliff cows are airlifted
A herd of stranded cows is being airlifted to safety in Cornwall after getting trapped down a cliff.
The 12 animals became stuck after managing to make their way at least 80ft (25m) down the cliff at Pen Enys Cove, west of St Ives, on Sunday.
Because of the steep terrain, ground rescue teams were not able to get them to walk back up the cliff.
Coastguards at Falmouth asked to have a SeaKing helicopter from RNAS Culdrose airlift the animals.
The cows had been grazing on heathland before wandering off down the cliff.
They are being be lifted one at a time by the aircraft. The cattle were sedated first to ensure they did not panic.
Three fire crews from St Ives and Camborne are helping to release the cows from the helicopter when they are brought back to the top of the cliff. They will then herd them back to where they belong.
The farmer, a vet and RSPCA inspectors are also on the scene.
So just to recap the Coast Guard called the Navy, the fire service, RSPCA and a vet are also attending. How much are 12 cows worth?
07-25-06, 04:41 PM #2
Are you kidding? Have you priced beef recently?
Besides, they're probably the only 12 in the country without Mad Cow Disease.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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07-25-06, 05:00 PM #3Originally Posted by Ducky
Come on get up to date we haven't had mad cows for ages we've had foot and mouth since then.
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