A farmer in Switzerland cared so much for his cow that he decided to get it airlifted when it was walking with a limp. He got the cow airlifted by a helicopter from a mountain in the Swiss alps so that the animal did not sustain more injuries.
A video of the incident has been shared by ABC News on Twitter. The clip shows the bovine suspended in the air for a few seconds as it is lifted by the helicopter to take it to its owner.
WHEN COWS FLY: A Swiss farmer decided to use a helicopter to airlift one of his beloved bovines down the mountain. The farmer says the cow had been walking with a limp and he didn't want to risk further injury to the animal. https://t.co/HSjcKh5oy6 pic.twitter.com/5qZgRdcWWs— ABC News (@ABC) August 19, 2020
The clip has gone viral on social media as it has garnered more than 612K views. Netizens have also flooded the post with comments.
Many people have appreciated the farmer for his deed.
A user wrote he loves people who love animals, while another said, “Awe that's so cool and caring”.
I love people who love animals!— JC (@WarmNComfy) August 19, 2020
Awe that's so cool and caring..— Beverlymorse (@Beverly19902380) August 19, 2020
A netizen wrote, “Dang. Airlifting your cow is true love. That poor cow must have been scared out of her mind.... worth it if they were able to make her more comfortable”.
Dang. Airlifting your cow is true love ❤️ That poor cow must have been scared out of her mind.... worth it if they were able to make her more comfortable. 🐮— Adrian Palacios (@ThatAdrian) August 19, 2020
A user even called the cow “brave”.
The cow looked pretty brave! That’s great!— Michael Ward (@ward_mike_j) August 19, 2020
“Mmmm, cow limping down the hill or possible cardiac arrest while being airlifted down the mountain. Tough choice for that farmer,” said a Twitterati.
Mmmm, cow limping down the hill ...or ...possible cardiac arrest while being airlifted down the mountain. Tough choice for that farmer.— Suzan Anthony (@suzanthony7) August 19, 2020
A netizen highlighted that the cow’s not putting weight on its rear left leg and was so calm when it was being airlifted.
You can see it’s not putting weight on it’s rear left leg. Surprised the bovine was so calm.— chris kuczora (@ChrisKuczora) August 19, 2020
One person tried to explain the whole process giving logic. He said, “Actually cows are clever enough to grasp the situation if only they get a chance. So if they started by lifting her 1 meter off the ground, and showed her that she wasn't gonna fall, chances are she actually enjoyed the ride”.