Video: Cows stampede through quiet Harrogate cul-de-sac

RESIDENTS on a quiet Harrogate cul-de-sac were woken by the sound of a herd of cows stampeding through their gardens.

The 30 of animals left hoof prints six inches deep in some front lawns after escaping from a nearby field.

Resident James Lee, 20, filmed the cows from his house on the street, early on Sunday morning.

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Mr Lee said the cows were wandering around the street for five minutes at around 6am, before trotting back to their field about a mile away.

He said: “It was a quite a confusing sight to wake up to, very odd and extremely surreal to see at that point in the morning.

“When I heard the noise I first thought it was a family member in the house snoring but then I took a look outside.

“I think most people on the street found it quite amusing really, it’s a bit different for a Sunday morning.

“The cows only really left hoof prints behind them, not much damage.

“I know they came for a field about a mile away from here but I’m not sure whose cows they are.

“They came up the alleyway, spent five minutes on the road and then went back again.”