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Injured Swiss cows get helicopter ride from Alpine pastures

Cows are transported by helicopter near the Klausenpass

KLAUSENPASS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Cows injured during their summer sojourn in the high Swiss Alpine meadows got a jump on their healthier herdmates on Friday when they got helicopter rides down the mountain.

A dozen beasts got the lift to land near the Klausenpass mountain pass, around 1,950 metres (6,400 feet) above sea level.

The rest of the 1,000-strong herd was due to head down this weekend to the Urnerboden area in the central canton of Uri in the annual bovine parade.

(Reporting by Arnd Wiegmann, writing by Michael Shields, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)

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