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A man opened his curtains to find a cow on his sun terrace.

Firefighters were called to Staups Lane, Halifax, to rescue a cow that had fallen approximately 20ft from an elevated field onto a first floor sun terrace.

The Technical Rescue Unit from Cleckheaton Fire Station were called to rescue the animal at around 9am on Saturday (November 21). A vet was also called to sedate the cow, which was not injured.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue released the video of the unusual rescue mission on its Facebook page today.

The sedated cow is carried to the trailer
The sedated cow is carried to the trailer

Technical rescue officer Lee Benson said: "It was a very effective rescue but it took quite a bit of organising! I would say the cow had fallen about 20 foot onto the concrete terrace but miraculously it was unharmed.

"The owner of the house heard a bang and thought he was being burgled, but then opened his curtains and found a cow on the roof!"

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Local farmers also helped rescue the cow, providing a telehandler to winch the cow from the roof before it was placed in a trailer and taken back to its field.

The rescue operation took three and a half hours.

Lee added: "Lee added: “It was one of the most bizarre animal rescues I have been to. You don’t see this sort of thing every day but it ended well."