You know, if all of London’s animals just behaved themselves and acted normally, we don’t think Londonist would have half as many posts as we do.
Today, we heard that a quartet of cows were caught squatting in a Hatch End suburban house.
Four black and white cows escaped from a local farm and made their way down Oxhey Lane on Monday night before deciding the front garden of a house in leafy Heath End Close would be the perfect place for a lie down.
This being summer, the local newspaper was unable to deploy the expected headline “It’s Friesian outside”, instead opting for the more elementary “Cows moo-ve into house”.
All was well again after local police, working with the farmer, repatriated the bovine fugitives, amid chuckles and general gaiety. Safely back home, the wide-eyed beasts can look forward to having bolts driven through their heads before being sliced into wet hunks of beefy flesh.