Three cows who were stuck in a mud pool in the Northamptonshire countryside had to be rescued by fire crews, though two were able to escape unaided.
The five bovines were spotted struggling in a slurry lagoon in Plumpton, prompting calls to the emergency services.
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue attended the scene at 9.30am.
Two of the animals self-rescued themselves with the final being confirmed safe at 3.45pm.
The Animal Water Rescue Unit from Wellingborough attended.