-In England, a cow took up the valuable time of human rescuers by getting itself into the ridiculous situation pictured above. The Scottish SPCA, which received the call, assumed it was a hoax, but went out to check anyway, said an officer:
"But I arrived at the field to find the cow looking confused but surprisingly calm despite having his head wedged tightly in between the rungs of the ladder."
-Elsewhere in England, a more serious incident: A driver was lucky to escape injury when a cow jumped a three foot fence and landed on the hood of his car. He skidded 80 yards and ended up on the wrong side of the road before managing to stop, but fortunately suffered only cuts and bruises.
The accident was so unusual that officials made sure to rule out another theory, the driver explained:
"The police were very nice about everything, although I don't think they could quite believe it either. They breath-tested me which came back negative."
The cow died at the scene, but the victim wisely doesn't assume that this is the end of it:
"I am now looking out for low-flying cows when I am driving."
-And finally, an update: Yvonne, the famous cow on the lam in Germany, is still eluding capture, despite the efforts of activists with scooters, sniffer dogs, tranq guns, and a helicopter equipped with a thermal imaging camera. But they're not giving up, said one member:
"We have found cowpats, very fresh ones. And we will follow the trail."