Kicker – Jumpsuit, Mexico

NICK EICHER, HOST: Maybe you think cows are just sort of docile creatures—very chill—just chewing the cud out there in the pasture, minding their own business.

But you may think that because you’ve never been perceived as a threat to a mama cow’s calf.

Evidently that was the case for an elderly couple out on a hike, who found themselves chased onto a barren trail by an angry cow.

It took the California Highway Patrol to hover a rescue helicopter, drop a line, and hoist them to safety.

AUDIO: OK, bring ’em up. OK. Coming up nice and straight. 50 feet out. You can bring your tail around to the left if you want to. Ah, it’s fine. I’m gonna go straight ahead here. Yeah, sounds good. 14 feet. Bring ’em up to the skid.

The video footage shows the cow rearing her head and bellowing aggressively.

The humans checked out fine. CHP sounded the helicopter alarm until the cows went home.

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(California Highway Patrol via AP) This photo from helicopter video posted by the California Highway Patrol shows the aerial rescue of one of two people injured when a cow and her calf charged them, which required the intervention of the CHP in Fairfield in Northern California on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020.

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