Berserk bovine injures children after farm break out

DPA/The Local
DPA/The Local - [email protected] • 27 Apr, 2009 Updated Mon 27 Apr 2009 09:00 CEST
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A "cow gone wild" injured several children and a police officer in Hagen after escaping from its pen and rampaging through city, police in the German state of Lower Saxony reported on Sunday.


The 700-kilogramme (1540-pound) bovine charged into a group of children in the Mentrup district, tossing them into the air, police said.

Five children between the ages of six and 11-years-old were slightly injured in the dust up.

A veterinarian was eventually able to shoot the agitated animal with a tranquiliser gun, and she calmed down for a time, police said.

But shortly afterwards, the frantic cow rammed a police officer in her path, tossing him into the air too. The officer sustained light injuries.

Authorities finally managed to corner the cow in a resident’s carport and administered a second tranquiliser shot before leading her home.



DPA/The Local 2009/04/27 09:00

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