Firefighters Rescue Cow Stuck in Swimming Pool

Yes, really
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 16, 2017 8:06 PM CST
In this Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, provided by the Oklahoma City Fire Department, firefighters hoist a cow out of a swimming pool outside a home in Oklahoma City. A   (Mike Seeley)

(Newser) – Think it's hard for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? Try a cow in a swimming pool. Firefighters in Oklahoma City were summoned Sunday morning after a homeowner reported hearing some sort of "snorting" coming from his swimming pool area. Emergency responders arrived and discovered a hole in the swimming pool's liner and a cow trapped in the water, the AP reports. Oklahoma City Fire Department Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says firefighters used their pumps to remove about 5 feet of water from the pool so the cow wouldn't experience hypothermia. Crews then brought in a wrecker to hoist the nearly 1,500-pound animal from the pool and to safety. Fulkerson says the cow appeared to be uninjured after its ordeal. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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