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Escaped cow halts motorway traffic

It happened in Surrey this morning. No, not very near to me. No, it didn’t impact my morning. Yes, her name is Daisy.

What? That’s the most exciting thing in my news feed today.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: September 9, 2021, 8:01 pm

Those young heifers can be pretty good fence jumpers.

Comment from Cantharkmycry
Time: September 9, 2021, 11:12 pm

Shouldn’t those cars be facing the other way? They look like they’re driving on the right, not the left.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 9, 2021, 11:34 pm

Good point. The image must be flipped. Also, it’s not nearly enough cars for that time of day…I’m assuming the stopped the traffic farther back.

Comment from Cantharkmycry
Time: September 10, 2021, 12:05 am

In that case, if those are emergency responders, maybe they drove in from the wrong direction. . .

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 10, 2021, 12:54 am

The Argus article says:

“The police held traffic for about 20 minutes to try to catch it.”

Looks to me it’s likely that the cow-workers came in those vehicles.

I’m glad they were trying to catch the cow. In some parts of the U.S. the cops would have simply shot it.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 10, 2021, 1:36 am

I wonder if that had anything to do with a couple of obnoxious little ass****s kids using “apple sticks” which is sort of an ‘atlatl’ kind of thing, who caused the cow to jump the three wire.

There might have been an incident, once, a long time ago, when that theoretically happened, but nowhere near the M-whatever in the UK.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 10, 2021, 2:41 am

This is my all-time favorite cow-on-the-loose story.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 10, 2021, 6:47 pm

Good one, Deborah. We had a steakhouse in Nashville called the Black Angus. Wags were forever climbing up the front of the building and stealing the G.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: September 10, 2021, 8:57 pm

If the story was from Georgia (US), the cow might have been Stacey Abrams!!!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 10, 2021, 10:17 pm

Mr Matis, why do you want to insult cows!

Tank Abrams is a special creature all her own.

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