Ever heard the expression “silly cow?” Definitely not in this case.
Clever moo Yvonne is still on the run three months after she managed to escape certain slaughter by absconding from her Bavarian farm.
Yvonne, a six-year-old dairy cow obviously owns four speedy smart legs and is now Germany’s most famous fugitive.
But it’s a risky double edged sword for this brave moo.
On the one hand local authorities in Muhldorf have given hunters permission to shoot her on sight, while on the other an animal sanctuary in Austria has paid the dairy cow’s owner Â£530 vowing to bring Yvonne back to safety before she gets the bullet.
The plight of Yvonne escaping from slaughter has become big news spreading all across the globe. One German tabloid newspaper is offering 10,000 euros for the safe return of the cow who has a contract hanging over her head.
Three months on and little more than a cow pat left as evidence left from this extraordinary creature, even attempts by a Swiss animal whisperer creating the deep expressive mooing from a manly bull failed to get Yvonne to make a show, but latest news on Germany’s cow at large is that a hunter came face-to-face with her in a local wood recently but was unable to shoot her because her new owner had been granted an injunction making it illegal to kill her until Sunday.
According to the hunter it was no ordinary cow’s eyes he looked into:”She looked like a wild animal, not a cow. Â Right now we are just waiting for her. Maybe she will come to us in an hour or maybe days or weeks. But we will stay for as long as it takes”, said the shooter.
The temporary injunction to save Yvonne from her death defying fate is hoped to be extended.