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British Man and Dog Chased Over River and Up Tree By Cows

What's going on? First there's an American deer chasing a dog into a house. Now BBC News reports cows chased a man and his dog...

Joy  |  Jun 25th 2006


A Wild Cow Chase

What’s going on? First there’s an American deer chasing a dog into a house. Now BBC News reports cows chased a man and his dog through a bog and up a tree. Wow! It’s starting to sound like some sort of attack-of-the-hooved-creatures movie!

Cows pursue dog walker into bog

A man and his dog had to be rescued from a bog in Devon after being chased by a herd of cows.
A police helicopter ferried firefighters to the mire to extricate Tony Maye, 45, who was clinging to a branch of a tree near Exeter Canal.

Mr Maye and his pet were “covered from head to toe in mud”, said police.

The drama began when Mr Maye, from Paignton, Devon, took his dog for a walk in fields near the Double Locks hotel and the cows became “frisky”.

Mr Maye said: “We went through this gap and there were all these cows.

“One of them started being a bit frisky and began jumping up and down and the others followed.

“I thought I could wade into the river and get away from them.

“I hit the mud and the cows were still following so I went out even further. It was getting deeper and deeper.”

He then realised he was in trouble and called for help.

“I thought I was going to die,” he said.

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