Lit­tle girl look­ing for pet cows af­ter flood

Central Queensland News - - RURAL WEEKLY -

SIX-year-old Meg Keenan is des­per­ate to find her beloved heifer Majesty, who was swept away by flood­wa­ter at her Lowmead fam­ily home with two other cows last week.

Meg painted “miss­ing cows” signs, which she planned to hang around town once the flood­wa­ter trap­ping her in­side her home re­ceded.

The fam­ily watched on as four cows floated away in the gush­ing flood­wa­ter. Mrs Keenan said one cow made it to a neigh­bour’s dry land, but the three oth­ers weren’t as lucky.

“I could see the heifers on a small grass patch. As I was call­ing out to them they started swim­ming, but some of them went to­wards a heap of trees, where the land drops off and it would have been deeper,” she said.

“One of them made it to our neigh­bour’s place ... which is noth­ing short of amaz­ing due to the cur­rent and the tide.

“(Meg) knows they’re gone, but she has this sense of hope that some­one will find them.”

The south Lowmead prop­erty, which backs on to Baf­fle Creek, has been the Keenan home for two years.

When the Ru­ral Weekly spoke to Mrs Keenan she was hope­ful there would be a food drop at the week­end.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

MISS­ING: Jess Keenan and her fam­ily watched three of their cows float away in flood­wa­ter.

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