A woman was trampled by a herd of cows – revealing how she thought she could die in the terrifying ordeal.
Janicke Tvedt, 55, cheated death after being targeted by the herd while she walked her dog, Goose, with her partner in a field near her home in Yorkshire, England in July last year.
The transformational coach was stamped on several times by one cow before another beast rolled over her in the chaos that “happened in slow motion”.
She now has lifelong scars after suffering seven broken ribs and has hoof-shaped scars over her body.
The trampling also destroyed part of her colon and after two days of sedation she had a colostomy bag fitted.
Reliving the horror, Ms. Tvedt told Examiner Live she had walked between one cow and the herd and believes she may have spooked the animal.
She said: “We were a bit shocked. We were about 30 meters from the stile that gets you out of the field so made a beeline for that. Three more cows came back though and trapped us against a hedge. They were massive and there was nowhere we could go.
“This black cow reared itself up and stamped down with its two front legs on to my abdomen. It must have done that three or four times. I’ve got the hoof marks still.
“Another cow started having a tussle with it and was knocked over and rolled over my body and crushed me.”
In a desperate attempt to escape the panicked cows, the 55-year-old said she and her partner went into “fight or flight” mode – climbing up a tree.
And Ms. Tvedt said she believes she could have died, passing out three times as she waited for the cows to leave while clinging to the tree’s branches.
Finally, her partner managed to carry her to safety.
She was left with seven broken ribs, other ribs partially fractured and a broken thumb.
She also had an emergency colon resection, an operation that has left her with another eight-inch scar, and had to have a colostomy bag fitted.
Ms Tvedt said: “It was terrifying but it all seemed to happen in slow motion. I can remember every single second of it.”
This story originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced here with permission.
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