Cows at kinder


FOUR cows found wandering loose on Frankston-Flinders Road, Bittern, overnight last week were herded into the nearest fenced area – which turned out to be Bittern Pre-School.

Mornington Peninsula Shire rangers responding to a call of stock at large found the cows at 11.45pm, Tuesday 27 August. They chose the pre-school garden area as the nearest and safest place to house them until their owner could be notified.

The cows had been moved over to the Bittern hall play area when pre-school teacher Jill Oborn arrived early next morning, but reminders of their visit were plain to see.

“There was lots of cow poo and cow feed on the ground,” she said.

The shire’s environment protection unit manager John Rankine said stock on the road posed a major risk to motorists. “The shire co-ordinates with police to provide an immediate response in these situations,” he said.

The cows were later moved to the shire stockyards in Watt Road, Mornington, before being released to the owner on Wednesday.

First published in the Western Port News – 3 September 2019