Firefighters Rescue Befuddled Bovine Twice in Western Sydney

A confused cow on the run in Sydney, Australia, sparked two emergencies in less than 24 hours, local authorities said on January 4.

The cow was first spotted on the loose in a shopping center near Penrith on Tuesday night, prompting an emergency response from a crew of local firefighters, according to Fire and Rescue NSW.

Authorities wrangled the wayward animal and left her for safekeeping overnight on the grounds of a university in nearby Werrington.

Around 10:30 on Wednesday morning, another emergency call was issued when the cow became stuck up to its stomach in mud on the campus.

Firefighters used a firehose to fashion a lasso, which they threw around the cow’s neck and gently eased her out of the mud.

According to local news reports the cow was being held in a secure location in Werrington until police can track her owner down. Credit: Fire and Rescue NSW via Storyful

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