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Oct 9, 2011 2:44 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Colorado cow named Lucky rescued from well

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters, neighbors and animal control officers have rescued a pregnant cow that crashed through a wooden cover and fell eight feet to the bottom of a wide, rectangular well northwest of Denver.

The cow, named Lucky, was hoisted to safety Saturday afternoon.

The Denver Post reports a veterinarian checked her out and she appeared to be all right.

Tim Losh of the Mountain View Fire Department says firefighters were called out at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday to the well outside the Boulder County town of Erie. A neighbor called someone who owns a crane and then climbed into the well to calm the cow.

Rescuers looped fire hoses under Lucky's belly, attached the hoses to the crane and lifted her out.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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