When Cows Fly

Since today was an election day (I voted, did you?) I guess that the normal “when pigs fly” must be adjusted to “when cows fly” to accommodate the hyperbole of the local elections. In this case a young cow flew (fell?) off a cliff onto a moving minivan.

A Chelan County fire chief says a couple were lucky they weren’t killed by a cow that fell off a cliff and smashed their minivan.

District 5 Chief Arnold Baker says they missed being killed by a matter of inches Sunday as they drove on Highway 150 near Manson in north-central Washington.

The 600-pound cow fell about 200 feet and landed on the hood of the minivan carrying Charles Everson Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Westland, Mich., who were in the area celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary. They were checked at Lake Chelan Community Hospital as a precaution.

The van was heavily damaged, including a broken windshield.

Charles Everson says he kept repeating, “I don’t believe this. I don’t believe this.”

The year-old cow had been reported missing by a breeder. It was euthanized at the scene.

In case you care, the yearling cows’ name was Michelle.

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Richard Gardner is a “retired” Navy Submarine Officer with military policy, arms control, and budgeting experience. He contributed over 100 pieces to OTB between January 2004 and August 2008, covering special events. He has a BS in Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.