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Cattle try to flee live export fate - Broome
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 04:15:19 PM »
Ocean rescue for escapee cattle.
 Around 50 head of cattle have escaped from yards near the Broome port in Western Australia, with some needing to be rescued from the ocean.

The WA Department of Agriculture has confirmed that seven cattle were rescued from the sea on Saturday, another eight drowned and one was later put down.

Andrew May from the local Volunteer Sea Rescue Group was involved in saving the cattle, and said it took a whole new set of skills.

"We started out trying to just herd them but they weren't very cooperative, so in the end we had to lasso them and ended up making a bridle with some rope which we put around their neck and their snout and slowly dragged them back to shore (alongside the vessel),"

[attach=#1] "Surprisingly there were no sign of sharks and the cattle were very peaceful in the water."

The Department of Agriculture says as of yesterday there are still around 20 cattle unaccounted for, but they're presumed to be in nearby scrub.

By Rob Mailer

Tuesday, 08/05/2012
« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 07:49:50 PM by WA Export News »