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Austria bound milk floats pulled out of lake

These silly moos had to be rescued by Swiss police when they plunged into a lake to become real-life milk floats.

The Scottish Highland cattle had broken out of their farm enclosure in Rorschach before plunging into Lake Constance to escape pursuers by heading towards Austria.

"I couldn't believe my eyes. There were two of them and they jumped right in," said witness Armin Broger, who was drinking coffee at a lakeside bar and shot a video of the incident.

Police spokesman Hanspeter Krusi said: "They were difficult animals to catch. There were three, we managed to head one off but the other two were on the run for a good 10 kilometers (6 miles) before they got to the lake.

"And that didn't stop them, they simply plunged in and swam for it heading towards Austria. We had to wait for the river police to arrive by which time they had gone several hundred meters. We used a line to lasso their horns and towed them back to shore."

Once there they were reunited with their owner and taken in a trailer back to the farm.

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