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Cattle chaos as seven wandering bullocks get lost in Yorkshire town

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Seven wandering bullocks wreaked havoc on unsuspecting villagers and their gardens after the cattle escaped from their field in East Yorkshire.

The seven young “lawn bandits” were seen on lawns and driveways in Woodlands Road in Beverley, in one instance even eyeing up a trampoline.

BBC journalist David Harrison photographed the livestock making their way around the town before they were rounded up and returned home.

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Sharing the images on Twitter, Mr Harrison said: “Cow chaos on Woodlands Road in Beverley this morning. At least 7 cows have managed to get themselves very lost & are now tearing apart lawns.”

He added: “They’ve run out of grass on Woodlands Road, so they’re now having a jaunt up to Atkinson Way. Fewer lawns, but the lamp posts seem popular for a good scratch.”

However, their big day out came to a close after they were rounded up by Zowie Bell, the neatherd who looks after the livestock at Beverley Westwood - that is, all except one.

Sharing a video of the lone member of the group walking across the green, Mr Harrison said: “Ah, one stray cow hasn’t quite got the memo that they’re all off home. This is the cow equivalent of going to the bar & returning to the dance floor, with your mates no where to be seen.”

Chairman of the Beverley Pasture Masters, Allan English, told the PA news agency: “Until the bullocks settle down, they tend to ramble about - they are like little kids.”

He said there are about 300 livestock on the pasture which surrounds the town, and the younger ones are known for escaping once or twice a season, occasionally making their way into the town.

“The residents don’t mind as long as they don’t do any damage, and we soon get them back on the Westwood,” he said.

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