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Cow/Lemming Crossbreeding Program Ends In Disaster

Posted by That Other Mike on 09/11/2007

MANSON, Wash. — A Chelan County fire chief says a couple were lucky they weren’t killed by a cow that fell off a 200-foot cliff and smashed their minivan. District 5 Chief Arnold Baker says they missed being killed by a matter of inches Sunday as they drove on Highway 150 near Manson.

The 600-pound cow fell about 200 feet and landed on the hood of the minivan carrying Charles Everson Jr. and his wife Linda of Westland, Mich., who were in the area celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary. They were checked at Lake Chelan Community Hospital as a precaution.

The van was heavily damaged, including a broken windshield. Charles Everson says he kept repeating, “I don’t believe this. I don’t believe this.” The year-old cow had been reported missing by a breeder. It was euthanized at the scene. Link

I think my favourite part of the story, aside from the fact that it’s a cow falling from the sky, is the last sentence:

It was euthanized at the scene.

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2 Responses to “Cow/Lemming Crossbreeding Program Ends In Disaster”

  1. I’ve been to Manson, WA. Fortunately, there wasn’t a cow falling on me at the time.

  2. mek1980 said

    Thanks for stopping by, AM.

    A quick Google on Manson makes it look a bit… twee for falling cows. Their primary annual event seems to be an apple blossom festival.

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