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VIDEO: Cows Stampede Through British Neighborhood

ABC News(LONDON) -- A quiet Sunday morning in an English town turned into anything but after a herd of cows escaped from their field.

Residents on a cul-de-sac in the town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England, were awoken around 6 a.m. Sunday to thuds so loud it sounded like a stampede of cows.  When they looked outside, they discovered that is exactly what it was.

“It was a quite a confusing sight to wake up to,” one resident, James Lee, told the UK’s Telegraph.  “[It was] odd and extremely surreal to see at that point in the morning.”

It was Lee who captured the unexpected guests on camera.  His video shows the cows moseying around and leaving what neighbors reported as six-inch-deep hoof prints in their front lawns.

Just as quickly as they came, however, the cows disappeared. After about five minutes, neighbors said, the cows had enough and trotted the mile back to the field where they normally reside.

“They came up the alleyway, spent five minutes on the road and then went back again,” Lee said.  “I think most people on the street found it quite amusing really.”

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