Cow Gets Head Stuck In Ladder

dog blog - cow head stuck in ladderI’m pretty handy when it comes to work around the house.

I know that sounds surprising because Chows are known to be purchasers of handyman services rather than actual doers.It must be the Golden side of me that kicks in when projects need to be tackled around the homestead.

I do it all.

I landscape by digging holes in the front, back and side yards. I’m a deck specialist, chewing on support beams to give them the contoured, sleek look I like. I spruce up drab walls with my tail whenever a wayward bucket of paint is left unattended.

The only thing I don’t do is electrical.

Well, not since the Snickers incident that shocked the neighborhood, and well, uhm, Snickers. Word to the wise, never rewire your friend’s dog house with exposed wires, but I digress.

Only when the latest issue of HandyDog Magazine arrives do I take a quick pant break on home improvement projects. No doubt, the story below will be covered in the next edition.

The Scottish SPCA was contacted by locals after a cow was seen with its head stuck in a ladder on a farm in South Ayrshire.

Scottish SPCA inspector Kerry Kirkpatrick informed the farm owner of the Belgian Blue bullock’s head mishap, to take action and help release the cow from the ladder.

‘When the job came through my first thought was, this is a wind up,’ Inspector Kirkpatrick told the BBC. ‘But I arrived at the field to find the cow looking confused but surprisingly calm despite having his head wedged tightly in between the rungs of the ladder.

‘The farmer’s family rounded up the whole herd into a holding pen and we managed to gently pull the ladder off the cow’s head.

‘The farmer had no idea how the ladder ended up in his field as he only recently took on the lease for the land. It may have been used to patch up a hole in the fence or it could have fallen off a passing van or lorry. Either way, it’s a rescue I won’t forget in a while.’

The cow was described as being very calm despite the potentially traumatic experience.

There has yet to be an explanation as to how the ladder ended up on the field, or how the cow managed to wedge its head and leg into it.

I don’t know what it is with cows, but they appear to be quite accident prone.


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