VIDEO: Holy cow! Newquay street wakes up to discover new visitors have moo-ved in
A NEWQUAY family got a shock this morning when they woke up to see three cows happily munching through shrubs on their front lawn.
Diana and Mark James, of Shackleton Drive, thought they might still be dreaming when they first spotted the greedy creatures from their bedroom window at around 8am.
But they soon realised they were not moo-staken as neighbours began to fill the streets to check out their new visitors.
Police were swiftly called and officers attempted to heard the animals into one area of the cul-de-sac while owner Rose Disney, of nearby Trencreek, was informed.
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“We couldn’t believe our eyes,” said mum-of-four Mrs James. “They had already eaten their way through the shrubs I had planted a couple of months ago. They cost about £200!
“The cows were very tame and the kids were petting them; they were loving it. Loads of people came out to see what was going on. There was quite a buzz about the place. My husband used to be a herdsman so he offered his help to the police who gladly accepted.”
The cows, named Oxo, Sennen and Princess, were quickly rounded up and loaded onto a trailer to be taken back to their farm.
Mrs Disney, who also owns lambs and ducks at her small holding, said the cows managed to break through two hedges before crossing the road to reach the housing estate.
She said: “I’m very embarrassed. It looked like the whole neighbourhood was out. There’s also the matter of the mess that I’ll now have to clear off someone’s drive!”