Hilarious footage shows nearly a hundred cows wreak havoc in a quiet town after escaping from a nearby farm.
Residents watched the jaw-dropping spectacle unfold in Stone, Staffordshire, on May 22 – and one woman can be seen running for cover as the herd approaches.
The 97 dairy heifers and one bull ploughed through the housing estate, munching on lawns, knocking over plant pots and even peering through windows.
The cattle had broken through the gate to their field at Aston Lodge Farm before running riot on streets about a mile away.
Schoolteacher Vicky O’Dell, 48, received a call from her 17-year-old daughter who said she couldn’t go to college because of the herd rampaging outside their house.
‘I obviously didn’t believe her and then she sent me a picture of one looking through our window. I couldn’t believe my eyes,’ said Ms O’Dell.
A startled woman (on left circled in red) runs away as the herd approaches in the town of Stone, Staffordshire
The cows happily peer through windows and munch on grass on a resident’s driveway
This cow was very curious to see what was going on in a resident’s living room
Farmer Matthew Weaver, 41, who owns Aston Lodge Farm, said it appeared his herd had decided they wanted to get ‘a closer look at their human neighbours’.
‘If something isn’t 100 per cent secure, they can be very good at escaping. We’ve made sure the gate is properly secure now,’ he said.
The herd wandering around on a lawn and down the middle of a road in a residential street
The cows enjoying their wander about. It took about half an hour to get them back in their field
It took about half an hour to return the rebellious herd to their field.
‘Some public-spirited local residents were all very helpful and understanding and they all clubbed together to help get them back,’ said Mr Weaver.
‘As far as I know they didn’t cause any damage although they did leave a few organic presents to help fertilise the gardens’.