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A moo-ving story: Cow rescued from swimming pool in Oklahoma

A bovine visitor took a fancy to a neighbourhood swimming pool and couldn’t resist an early morning dip.


An Oklahoma City homeowner was enjoying his morning coffee when he was startled by loud “snorting” noises from the vicinity of the pool on Sunday. He was alarmed enough to call 911.

Emergency responders were quickly on the scene and found a cow trapped in the water.

Firefighters tried to use ropes to remove it from the pool. Unfortunately, at 1,500lbs (680kg) it proved too heavy and fears for its safety prompted Animal Control to request a tow truck, with a hoist.

As part of the team effort, Fire Department pumps were used to remove a significant amount of water from the pool, which helped to reduce the risk of hypothermia setting in.

The cow was then successfully hoisted and showed no signs of distress as it was loaded into a trailer and transported away.

The animal was reported to be ‘just fine’ after its adventure.

The pool, which was advertised as being able to hold an elephant, developed a hole in its liner.

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