Three New Zealand cows were saved Tuesday from an eerie island of grass where they had been stranded after an earthquake obliterated their pasture.
The plight of the cattle — two adults and a calf — captured international attention Monday night after footage shot from a helicopter showed them looking bewildered on an outcrop surrounded by mini-cliffs of mud. A geologist told Newshub, which filmed the video, that the cows had likely “surfed” the land as it shifted beneath them.
The animals’ owner, farmer Derrick Millton, told the website that he and helpers used shovels to dig the cows an exit passage from their precarious plateau. “We cut a …