Cow spotted on roof in Swiss Alps (picture)

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cow stuck on roof in switzerland

A cyclist in Switzerland was shocked when he spotted a cow on the roof of a farmhouse.

Rolf Steiner was on a bike tour travelling through the Swiss Alps when he saw the cow wobbling precariously on the incredibly steep roof near the capital Bern.

The animal had been walking on a road behind the property when it decided that fresh fields and pastures new might well be available on the other side of the roof.

But instead of going round, it jumped from the road onto the roof and clambered up to the top, before slithering down the other side and stopping when it got near the guttering.

Realising there was nothing exciting there, it then turned round and went the other way where it successfully jumped back to the ground and went back to the meadow that it originally came from.

Rolf said: "I couldn't believe my eyes and had to look three times to make sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing. A cow on the roof."

The cow broke several tiles with its hooves before it managed to find its way back down.

The farmer who owned both cow and farmhouse, Dieter Mueller, said: "She always was one of my most cantankerous beasts, always wanting to do it her way, not mine or the herd's. I tried to chuck a broom at her to get her off, and put a ladder there but I didn't use it, as I was worried she'd fall on top of me.

"She would have stayed up there for eternity if she had wanted to. I tried to coax her off when I first saw her but she wouldn't budge. She had to do things in her own sweet time. And I am left with the bill for replacing the tiles she smashed."

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