Cow rescued from bog in Southampton

The cow stuck in a bog in Southampton

Hampshire Fire & Rescue;s animal rescure team on the scene

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A COW was pulled to safety by fire crews from across Hampshire after getting trapped in a bog in Southampton.

Specialist crews from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were sent to Gaters Mill nature reserve, Swaythling, at 5pm on Sunday after a 14-month old Aberdeen Angus-cross heifer got stuck in deep boggy mud.

Following a call from a farmer, animal rescue specialist Buster Brown was sent to the scene close to the River Itchen.

Crews from Overton, St Mary's and Lyndhurst freed the cow from the mud without it receiving any injuries.

Buster said: “It's not uncommon for us to assist in such incidents and using prescribed methods approved by the veterinary industry, the cow was safely assisted to dry ground where it was returned back to its herd.

“The farmer was in attendance throughout the rescue and was very grateful for our assistance.”

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12:41pm Mon 19 May 14

noodlesnewman says...

far to wet and boggy for cows over there at mo ! farmer needs bottom slapped , waste of time and money and resources !rant over
far to wet and boggy for cows over there at mo ! farmer needs bottom slapped , waste of time and money and resources !rant over noodlesnewman
  • Score: -9

2:18pm Mon 19 May 14

dly397 says...

From reading the headline, I thought some old bint had got herself trapped in her toilet!
From reading the headline, I thought some old bint had got herself trapped in her toilet! dly397
  • Score: 2

2:20pm Mon 19 May 14

Reality-man says...

Glad they were finally able to mooooove the cow on. A big pat on the back to the rescue service.
Glad they were finally able to mooooove the cow on. A big pat on the back to the rescue service. Reality-man
  • Score: 13

2:26pm Mon 19 May 14

dly397 says...

Reality-man wrote:
Glad they were finally able to mooooove the cow on. A big pat on the back to the rescue service.
Presumably they moved it to an udder field.
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: Glad they were finally able to mooooove the cow on. A big pat on the back to the rescue service.[/p][/quote]Presumably they moved it to an udder field. dly397
  • Score: 6

3:34pm Mon 19 May 14

Graeme Harrison says...

dly397 wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
Glad they were finally able to mooooove the cow on. A big pat on the back to the rescue service.
Presumably they moved it to an udder field.
Either that or turned her into burgers.
[quote][p][bold]dly397[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: Glad they were finally able to mooooove the cow on. A big pat on the back to the rescue service.[/p][/quote]Presumably they moved it to an udder field.[/p][/quote]Either that or turned her into burgers. Graeme Harrison
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Mon 19 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

dly397 wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
Glad they were finally able to mooooove the cow on. A big pat on the back to the rescue service.
Presumably they moved it to an udder field.
They had to otherwise it would have been there for heifer.
[quote][p][bold]dly397[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: Glad they were finally able to mooooove the cow on. A big pat on the back to the rescue service.[/p][/quote]Presumably they moved it to an udder field.[/p][/quote]They had to otherwise it would have been there for heifer. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 6

3:36pm Mon 19 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

At least it's warm out otherwise it could have been Friesian.
At least it's warm out otherwise it could have been Friesian. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 5

3:37pm Mon 19 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Should put a bell on it, doesn't look like the horns will work.
Should put a bell on it, doesn't look like the horns will work. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

3:38pm Mon 19 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Daftest jokes I ever herd.
Daftest jokes I ever herd. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 5

4:00pm Mon 19 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Oh for peat sake, these jokes are udderly dreadful.
Oh for peat sake, these jokes are udderly dreadful. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 4

4:27pm Mon 19 May 14

noodlesnewman says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
dly397 wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
Glad they were finally able to mooooove the cow on. A big pat on the back to the rescue service.
Presumably they moved it to an udder field.
They had to otherwise it would have been there for heifer.
PULL THE UDDER ONE IT WAS A MALE LOL
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dly397[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: Glad they were finally able to mooooove the cow on. A big pat on the back to the rescue service.[/p][/quote]Presumably they moved it to an udder field.[/p][/quote]They had to otherwise it would have been there for heifer.[/p][/quote]PULL THE UDDER ONE IT WAS A MALE LOL noodlesnewman
  • Score: 2

4:29pm Mon 19 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

You lot are really milking it for these jokes.
You lot are really milking it for these jokes. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 5

6:24pm Mon 19 May 14

Turtlebay says...

I thought all the public bogs in Southampton had been closed!
I thought all the public bogs in Southampton had been closed! Turtlebay
  • Score: 5

6:30pm Mon 19 May 14

imspacedout says...

Pulled out for what though? Return to the farm to be slaughtered or repeatedly impregnated and milked? Wonderful!
Pulled out for what though? Return to the farm to be slaughtered or repeatedly impregnated and milked? Wonderful! imspacedout
  • Score: 0

7:54pm Mon 19 May 14

noodlesnewman says...

imspacedout wrote:
Pulled out for what though? Return to the farm to be slaughtered or repeatedly impregnated and milked? Wonderful!
ye man thems pure organic beef steak with a bit of airport pollution thrown in for good measure .
[quote][p][bold]imspacedout[/bold] wrote: Pulled out for what though? Return to the farm to be slaughtered or repeatedly impregnated and milked? Wonderful![/p][/quote]ye man thems pure organic beef steak with a bit of airport pollution thrown in for good measure . noodlesnewman
  • Score: 0

9:28pm Mon 19 May 14

Soulrebel One says...

Silly Ol' moo!
Silly Ol' moo! Soulrebel One
  • Score: 0

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