York & North Yorkshire

Northallerton cow with head stuck in tree released

Cow in tree Image copyright North Yorkshire Fire
Image caption North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to a field in Northallerton where a cow was stuck

A cow with its head stuck in a tree has been freed by firefighters in North Yorkshire.

Crews were called to the field in Northallerton at about 14:35 BST and attempted to release the cow using strops and farm machinery.

A vet then had to be called to sedate the animal, with firefighters using a circular saw and a chainsaw to free the cow.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: "A happy ending for all".

Image copyright North Yorkshire Fire
Image caption Firefighters initially used strops and farm machinery to attempt to free the cow
Image copyright North Yorkshire Fire
Image caption The sedated cow was eventually freed using a circular saw and a chainsaw
Image copyright North Yorkshire Fire
Image caption The fire service described it as a "happy ending for all"

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