The nation’s farming world was left reeling after it emerged a cow got its head stuck in a ladder on an Ayrshire farm.
Scottish SPCA Inspector Kerry Kirkpatrick was alerted to the phenomenon by members of the public after they spotted the be-laddered beast from the road. The Inspector then contacted the farmer.
Said Kirkpatrick, “When the job came through my first thought was, this is a wind up, 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 Belgian Blue bullock, who remains unnamed, was praised for her composure during the rescue.