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Cow rescued after five days in the gutter

On Thursday, animal control officers in Davis County, Utah, hoisted a cow out of a storm drain in Kaysville, after the animal spent more than five days beneath the community's streets, Fox 13 reports.

Holden Holt and his wife had been walking near the Oquirrh Mountain Charter School when they thought they heard a nearby storm drain begin to moo.

"We heard a noise in the storm drain and my wife went over and looked and there was a head with some eyes poking out. It was a little frightening," Holt told the news source.

After hours of fruitless tugging, animal control officers were finally able to hoist the animal out using a harness connected to a tractor.

The cow's owners, the Hirschi family, own a pasture about 500 yards away from where the animal was found. Though they thought their pet had been stolen after searching for four days, experts now believe the cow squeezed into the culvert for a drink of water and became trapped after crawling forward into the narrow area.

At an average weight of between 1,100 and 1,5000 pounds, according to, cows may be advised to keep out of tight spaces.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19714152-ADNFCR
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