It is not known whether the animal drove the entire journey, a spokesperson for the fire service told the regional broadcaster. ,,It is very surprising to us that the cow has achieved such a distance. We don’t know whether the animal was completely fed through the water, or whether there were also parts where the cow hit the ground with its feet.”
A cyclist saw the animal almost submerge in the rising water this morning and raised the alarm, after which the fire brigade responded and eventually managed to get the animal out of the Maas.
The animal has been checked by a veterinarian. The cow is doing well under the circumstances. According to the fire brigade, the farmer from Echt is on his way to pick up the cow.
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