In High(land) spir­its to find new­born

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AN RSPCA in­spec­tor had an ud­der shock last Wed­nes­day when he was called to an emer­gency in­volv­ing a col­lapsed High­land cow.

In a game of high steaks, Jamie God­frey raced in a lunchtime dash to a field off Nar­cot Lane, Chal­font St Giles, only to ar­rive to find a proud new mum and her one-hour-old calf.

The re­ports were of a col­lapsed cow but when he ar­rived at the field and even­tu­ally man­aged to find the huge, red-coloured High­land cow, he was shocked to see the bovine beast had given birth.

He said: “It took me a while to find her in the wood­land.

“I was run­ning through the woods with the caller on the phone di­rect­ing me to the right spot.

“When I fi­nally found the cow I was de­lighted to see the mother lick­ing her new­born calf clean. He must have been only an hour or so old.

“He was stand­ing up and ap­peared per­fectly healthy so I imag­ine the caller spot­ted the pair on the ground just af­ter birth.

“I kept my dis­tance as new moth­ers can be very pro­tec­tive of their calves, and I didn’t want to risk get­ting too close to those huge foot-long horns.

“Mum also seemed to be happy and healthy af­ter the birth.

“It was a won­der­ful sur­prise and I was glad there were no an­i­mals in dis­tress.

“It’s days like this one that re­mind me of the won­ders of life and why I do this job.”

To do­nate £3 to the RSPCA text HELP to 78866. Texts cost £3 plus stan­dard net­work rate.

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