UPI – Firefighters in the United Kingdom (UK) recently happened upon a cow in a sticky situation, as it had somehow gotten its head wedged inside a tree.
The truly “holy cow!” moment occurred last Wednesday in the UK village of Chilbolton in Hampshire. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the scene to discover that the cow had stuck its head completely through a fork in the three, and was unable to move.
It is unclear how or when the cow first got stuck.
The firefighters worked with an animal rescue advisor to begin cutting around the tree, slowly removing portions of the willow. A specialised rescue vehicle was reportedly also brought in to assist.
Eventually, the animal was able to free itself and was apparently no worse for the wear.
According to a report from the BBC, the entire rescue operation took over an hour.
With the cow being safe, the local authorities appeared to have some fun with the incident on social media. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service tweeted that the situation was “udderly ridiculous!” and added that the crew had worked to “re-moove” the cow from his temporary trappings.