Fire crews in Cumbria were surprised to receive a call to rescue the cow, which had toppled 10 metres down a slope of the river Leith before a tree broke its fall.
The bruised bovine was discovered after its farmer noticed one of his cows was missing.
The animal was sedated by a vet before being winched out of the tree by firemen using specialist equipment.
” had to wear body armour in case a stray hoof lashed out at them,” said a spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.
“The vet checked the cow over and it seemed reasonably happy and relatively unscathed,” he said.—Reuters