There’s an old saying that you’ll never see a farmer on a bicycle. But maybe you’ll see a cow trying to get on one.

A stunned driver pulled up and snapped this incredible picture of a cow with its head stuck in a bike frame.

Cow with its head stuck in a bike

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The cow was moving with a herd through the streets of the New Forest and seemed to have got waylaid.

Cow with its head stuck in a bike

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The driver, John Weiler, said: “It’s not something you see every day.” We’d definitely agree with that.

Cow with its head stuck in a bike

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Mr Weiler said, “I was driving through Brockenhurst and noticed the cow on the side of the road so I stopped and got out of my car. “She was staying quite calm. I did try and approach her but she backed away a little.

“She was with a herd that was on the move, it’s not unusual to see livestock moving in the streets like this but it is unusual to see a bike around a cow’s neck.” 

Cow with its head stuck in a bike

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He phoned New Forest caretakers the Agisters for advice, and then a police officer turned up after receiving a call from a concerned resident.

Cow with its head stuck in a bike

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Luckily the cow shook herself free and no intervention was required. We don’t know what happened next, but if anyone knows, the cow, or is its owner, then get in touch with us on Twitter @farmersweekly.