Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Macedon Ranges council staff come to aid of stranded cow

Macedon Ranges Shire Council staff have joined with Country Fire Authority (CFA) firefighters to help rescue a cow stuck in mud at a property on Greenway Lane in Kyneton on Thursday morning.

Four CFA units from Arthurs Creek, Tylden and Kyneton attended the scene.

Crews arrived on scene to find the stranded cow submerged in mud up to its neck.

Local council staff made heavy machinery available for any potential rescue operation, the CFA said in a statement.

Despite the tough, muddy terrain, firefighters worked together to devise a plan that would free the cow from the mud in the safest way possible.

A local vet was called to the scene to sedate the cow so crews could safely dig around it and fit a sling underneath the cow.

The cow was pulled from the mud and moved to safety on firmer ground.

The cow was alive when it was handed back into the care of the farmer at 3.30pm, however it was still sedated at the time. It’s hoped the animal will make a full recovery.

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