Cows cause carnage in South Africa as herd rampages into tiny village

Ar-MOO-geddon! Cows cause carnage in South Africa as rampaging herd tramples through tiny village eating garbage and causing chaos on roads

  • Cows went on a rampage tearing up rubbish after escaping in South Africa
  • The cattle caused traffic hold-ups as they galloped through Schoenmakerskop
  • Eventually animal control arrived to drive the animals off the coastal road 

A group of cows have caused carnage across a village after breaking loose in South Africa.

Luc Hosten, 59, witnessed the events unfold last week while walking through Schoenmakerskop, a small village near Port Elizabeth.

His images show the group of cows rampaging through the village, tearing through rubbish bags and causing chaos on the roads.

A Holstein Friesian cow crosses the road in Schoenmakerskop as a sedan swerves to avoid a collision

A bull gets hold of a black bin bag as the cattle’s carnage begins to unfold in Schoenmakerskop

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 After a short time the animal control officer arrived in his truck to herd the cattle off the tarmac

Luc, who works at a bird sanctuary, said: ‘My favourite image is of the cow that is ripping open the garbage bags.

‘They also have no road sense and some cross the road without using the zebra crossing.

‘It was amusing to watch as there was one jogger who was unsure of what to do when confronted by a cow. 

The brazen cows charge towards a BMW in the rural village on Nelson Mandela Coast

One of the bulls is wide-eyed as he clutches a full bin bag in his jaws as the cows cluster near to houses in the village

The ranger used his truck to shepherd the cattle away from the area after they had caused some concern to local residents

Luc, who photographed the cattle, said: ‘My favourite image is of the cow that is ripping open the garbage bags’

‘Somebody must have complained as animal control arrived and herded the cows away from Schoenmakerskop.

‘But I thought it was funny, cows are rarely seen in little coastal villages and they are beautiful in the marine surroundings.’

Schoenmakerskop – ‘shoemakers hill’ – is a small village in Nelson Mandela Bay, known for its stunning views over the ocean.

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