There's plenty of gloom in the wake of New Zealand's massive earthquakes on Monday and it hasn't just affected the human residents of the South Island.
These cows are were seen stranded following landslides that happened north of the town of Kaikoura, according to Newshub, and it's a mini miracle they came out unscathed.
The news outlet captured footage of what appears to be two cows and a calf stuck on a small island of grass. Poor things. Somebody please rescue them.
"That is amazing," one of the helicopter's passengers could be heard saying. And it sure is.
How are they going to get off the island, though? Surely their generous Kiwi human neighbours will find a way to pluck 'em to safety? They have the technology.
The farmer who owned the cows eventually rescued them, but there was no dramatic airlift involved. A track was built with pick and shovel by the farmer and with the help of other people, the cows are now safe.
"We dug a track with a number of people - the soil was quite soft because it had all been tipped over and bumbled around, we managed to get a track in and bring them out," the farmer told Newshub.
"They desperately needed water, cows don't like living without water so that was the first requirement, and I think one or two had lost calves in the earthquake so they were a bit distressed."
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Powerful earthquake shakes New Zealand, two killed
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