Chaotic moment three cows run through Melbourne streets after escaping from a rolled trailer – as a large rescue mission is launched to contain them

  • A trailer had been rolled and a trioe of cows wandered suburban Melbourne streets.
  • The three heifers in distress were taken to Coles, where two others made their way into a Coles-owned car park.
  • Eventually cows were retrieved, then were sedated before being taken home
  • Ferntree Gully: Man, 80, rolls trailer on Wednesday. This sparked chaotic scenes 

Three cows ran amok in Melbourne’s southeast on Wednesday night and took control of the streets.

Rescue operations were immediately initiated to rescue the three distressed heifers.

Around 6.40 PM, an 80-year-old man was driving his Ford Falcon with his trailer attached when he reached a roundabout at Glenfern Road, Ferntree Gully.

After a trailer rolled on Wednesday night in suburban Melbourne, three cows were soon roaming the local streets in Ferntree Gully (pictured)

Three cows soon roamed the streets of Ferntree Gully after a trailer was rolled in suburb Melbourne on Wednesday night (pictured).

Two of the heifers (pictured) - who were highly distressed - made their way to a nearby Coles car park

Two of the distressed heifers were taken to Coles for treatment.

The trailer suddenly turned and let go of the heifers.

One cow ended up in a backyard while two other cows ran into a Coles parking lot. reports that Victoria Police claimed the scared animals attacked people trying to stop them.

Within minutes, Fire Rescue Victoria, the SES, local vets, vet nurses, farmers and Council rangers were on hand to assist in the urgent rescue mission.

The heifers were then sedated before being safely brought home.  

Knox Police Acting Senior Sergeant Melanie Woods paid tribute to all those who helped to save the cows.  

In a statement, she stated that fortunately nobody was injured because the cows (girls) were distressed.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all of those who helped us safely bring the heifers back home. Without their support, we would not have been able.