Man Flies Drone Over Cows And Quickly Spots Emergency
Kathleen Shipman 7/23/2018
Drones are amazing pieces of equipment for capturing aerial views of nature. But when one man named Dave used his to film a peaceful farm in Millbrook Ontario, in the end he discovered more than he ever expected.
It all took place one day when a group of cows were out in the pasture, surrounded by only the beautiful countryside. Dave had recorded the animals before and decided to come back to make a video of the farm and the cows enjoying all it had to offer.
Dave watched from nearby as he flew his drone flew over the meadow. At first it seemed like everything was just fine down below - but then he noticed something off with one of the cows that seemed pretty strange.
He quickly flew his drone closer to the cow named Linda who appeared to have a cluster of white dots on her nose. As Dave got near he realized it wasn't just a harmless patch of fur, it in fact was about a dozen or more porcupine needles painfully stuck in her snout.
The drone operator began to review his tape and was able to zoom in to confirm the dangerous discovery. Besides being painful, porcupine quills can work themselves deeper into an animal's skin and possibly lead to a fatal infection.
Knowing Linda needed immediate help, Dave informed the farmer of his discovery who then took her into a pen for immediate treatment. She was given an anesthetic so that the quills could be removed, followed by an antibiotic - and also extra treats!
Fortunately it didn't take long before Linda was okay enough to go back to the meadow to be reunited with her calf. In fact, the next day she was reportedly back to her old self again, happily grazing the lush pasture.
However, it could have had a much different outcome if Dave had not spotted Linda's problem and alerted the farmer of it. What a lovely act of kindness!