A cow swept away by the floodwaters of the Meuse in the Netherlands has actually been saved from the river some 100 kilometres away.
“It is very surprising for us that the cow survived such a distance,” a firemen informed broadcaster Omroep Brabant onSaturday “Whether the animal was floating along the whole time, or whether there were also sections where it touched the ground with its feet, we don’t know.”
The cow, which ultimately got stuck in the bank of the Meuse, was saved on Saturday in Escharen, south of the border town of Nijmegen after citizens informed the emergency situation services.
It ended up that the animal originated from the town of Echt in the south of the Netherlands, about 100 kilometres away. A vet took a look at the cow on the area. The farmer who owns the animal went to get his cow after the daring river journey.