Women attacked by cow in Lymington field

Picture by Charlie Stratton

Picture by Charlie Stratton

First published in News

EVERYONE knows the value of red capes when it comes to keeping bulls at bay.

But an elderly woman used her light-coloured cardigan to ward off a cow as she and a friend walked through a Hampshire field.

The pensioner deployed the unlikely weapon after the pair were head-butted on land off Normandy Lane in Lymington.

They were enjoying a relaxing stroll in the sunshine when the animal attacked.

Wildlife photographer Charlie Stratton and his dog Lola were walking along the nearby seawall when the drama unfolded.

Mr Stratton, a frequent visitor to the New Forest, said the women appeared not to have noticed two calves in the middle of the field.

He added: “I was too far away to shout a warning.

“Although they were some distance from the calves, the cow obviously considered them a threat and head-butted them almost into the hedge.

“However, one of the women very valiantly removed her sweater from around her waist and fended off her attacker.”

The cow decided that discretion was the better part of valour and backed away, allowing the walkers to make their escape.

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2:13pm Tue 27 May 14

stay local says...

Sorry I don't know the value of a red cape.Cattle are red green colour blind so a red cape would be a similar colour to the green grass. it is the movement of the cape flag or object,

Why is no reporter named and shamed.
Sorry I don't know the value of a red cape.Cattle are red green colour blind so a red cape would be a similar colour to the green grass. it is the movement of the cape flag or object, Why is no reporter named and shamed. stay local
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