A dozy cow sparked a huge rescue operation today when she strayed into a swimming pool and had to be hoisted out by a forklift truck.
The creature managed to break into a neighbouring garden from her field in the village of Motcombe, Dorset, and plunged hoof-first into the 4ft deep pool.
The placid animal spent the night stranded in the cold water before her farmer owner spotted her this morning.
Obviously, Virgin Galactic has much bigger plans than suborbital flights. The article identifies the ballistic bovine as a black Friesian cow. We here at Blue Crab Boulevard strongly suspect it is actually an Astronaut Angus.