This is the moment chaos descended on a quiet cul-de-sac as a group of 200 cows rampaged onto residents’ driveways after escaping from a farm three miles away.
The cattle were captured on a doorbell security camera galloping down Brooke Avenue in Chester shortly before 8am on Monday.
A 37-second clip shows the herd charging past before congregating in the garden of local parish councillor Brenda Southward, where they graze on plants in her driveway.
Ms Southward, 67, was initially oblivious to the stampede and “laughed and laughed” when she watched the footage back after getting calls from her neighbours.
She said: “The first I knew about it was when I woke up at 7.45am. All the neighbours were ringing me saying have you seen the cows outside.
“I’m disabled and walk with a zimmer frame so I went and turned the camera on to look. When I saw the footage I just sat and laughed and laughed.
“How did I not hear them? Apparently there was about 200 of them. Because we live on a cul-de-sac they had to turn around.
“We don’t have a gate on our driveway so in they came. I’d just had the path cleaned as well!”
The councillor said the herd was understood to come from a farm in Mickle Trafford – meaning they must have made their way down the A41 on the daring escape mission.
Brenda added: “Apparently they came from Mickle Trafford which is three miles away so they must have come down the A41.
“I’ve never seen anything like that before. I think we had about eight on our drive.
“They were nosing in my partner’s car. Funnily enough, I’ve got my car up for sale but they didn’t bother looking at mine.”