Video: Herd about the massive cow stampede in Yorkshire?
In scenes reminiscent of the "Running of the Bulls" in Pamplona, a herd of cows woke up a sleepy cul-de-sac in North Yorkshire last Sunday morning after making a dash from their nearby farm.
In scenes described as an "udder disgrace" by eh... no-one in particular, thirty cows milked their temporary freedom at 6am for all it was worth by steaking their claim to Larkfield Road in Harrogate.
“It was a quite a confusing sight to wake up to, very odd and extremely surreal to see at that point in the morning," resident James Lee told The Sun.
“When I heard the noise I first thought it was a family member in the house snoring but then I took a look outside. I think most people on the street found it quite amusing really, it’s a bit different for a Sunday morning.
“The cows only really left hoof prints behind them, not much damage. I know they came for a field about a mile away from here but I’m not sure whose cows they are.
“They came up the alleyway, spent five minutes on the road and then went back again.”
To be fair to the cows, at least they all moo-ved along fairly quickly before they caused any real damage, though their farmer may have to beef up his fencing in future. Perhaps they made a move because it was "friesian" outside?
Click play on the above clip to see the cows move past-your-eyes. That last pun might take a second or two...