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Emergency turned into moo-ving surprise for RSPCA inspector

After an emergency call regarding a collapsed Highland cow, inspector Jamie Godfrey was pleased to find a much more pleasant scene.


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The Highland cow was found with a newborn calf of about 1 hour old
The Highland cow was found with a newborn calf of about 1 hour old

An RSPCA inspector had a pleasant surprise when he was called to an emergency involving a collapsed cow.

 

On finding the Highland cow in Buckinghamshire, he discovered she had given birth to a calf, only one hour earlier.

 

Inspector Jamie Godfrey said it took him a while to find the cow at the location off Narcot Lane in Chalfont St Giles, on Wednesday (March 16).

 

He said: "I was running through the woods with the caller on the phone directing me to the right spot.

 

Delighted

 

"When I finally found the cow I was delighted to see the mother licking her newborn calf clean. He must have been only an hour or so old.

 

"He was standing up and appeared perfectly healthy so I imagine the caller spotted the pair on the ground just after birth.

 

"I kept my distance as new mothers can be very protective of their calves, and I didn’t want to risk getting too close to those huge foot-long horns!

 

Surprise

 

"Mum also seemed to be happy and healthy after the birth.

 

"It was a wonderful surprise and I was glad there were no animals in distress. It’s jobs like this one that remind me of the wonders of life and why I do this job.”

 


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