A huge 1,300lbs cow is hauled to safety by a team of firefighters after it got stuck up to its waist in thick mud.
The animal was left stranded after slipping down the bank into the River Wye, in Herefordshire, on Tuesday (4/10).
Firefighters struggled to help the animal from the river after the 1,300lb bovine got stuck up to its waist in thick mud.
Crews attached several harness around the cow’s belly before the farmer used his tractor to drag it out of the mud and onto its side.
The cow was checked over by a vet and was returned to a nearby farm.
A spokesperson for Bromyard Fire Station said: “Fire crews from Ross-on -Wye and a large Animal Rescue Team from Bromyard were call to an incident on Tuesday afternoon to rescue a cow that had become trapped in the mud on the edge of the river.
“All jobs are different and present different challenges and this was one of those jobs.
“The cow was stuck up to her waist in mud, crews had to enter the water so that they could fit straps around the cow.
“Then using the farmers equipment she was pulled on to a large guild board which enabled us to slide her up the embankment to a place of safety.
“It was great team work from all that were involved which saw the successful rescue and she was able to return to the herd.”