“Moo-ving” Rescue After Cow Falls Through Rickety Bridge
DAVIE (CBSMiami) – There was quite a “moo-ving” rescue Tuesday morning of a large brown cow whose leg got stuck through a wooden bridge in Davie.
When Chopper 4 first arrived on the scene in the 5400 block of SW 70th Avenue, the cow could be seen on the rickety bridge with all four of its legs poking through the broken wood of the small bridge.
The cow simply could not move.
“Oh the poor cow,” said area resident Jesse Durko. “Laying there between the boards with its feet dangling and suffering. It’s quite and ordeal for the cow.”
Neighbors said it wasn’t that unusual for cows to escape from yards in the mostly farming community just south of Griffin Road.
“They come up over here all the time from the neighbors, he’s got 20, 30 cows and they eat our bamboo, they break through the fences and stuff,” said Michael Duzharme.
Rescuers came in with a backhoe. After placing safety straps underneath the cow, the backhoe slowly lifted the cow off the bridge, over the canal and on to the street.
“There’s special training for large animal rescue and the crew from Southwest Ranches has equipment that specializes in the removal of large animals,” said Robert Taylor with Davie Fire Rescue. “The cow appeared to be okay but it did have some injury.”
The cow couldn’t stand.
It laid on the street for a while with its legs bent underneath until finally, she rolled over on her side.
Her rescuers brought in a trailer and carefully placed the cow onto the trailer for a short ride home.
The condition of the cow is unknown at this time.