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Woman attacked by herd of cows who kill dog and leave her in coma for eight days

Pip Peacock, 63, was walking at Magpie Mine in Sheldon, Derbyshire, when the herd kicked her and rolled her over several times before onlookers chased the cows away

Pip was a victim of a vicious cow attack that killed her dog and left her fighting for her life

A woman has recalled being attacked by a herd of cows that killed her dog and left her in an induced coma for eight days.

Pip Peacock, 63, was walking at Magpie Mine in Sheldon, Derbys., when she fell over as a single cow approached her.

The retired teacher said the herd then kicked her and rolled her over several times before onlookers chased the cows away, DerbyshireLive reports.

Pip was airlifted to Nothern General hospital in Sheffield by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance crew where she was put into an induced coma for eight days.

She then spent a further two weeks in hospital recovering from her injuries.



Pip spent eights days in an induced coma
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Pip suffered the attack while she was walking her dog Buster at Magpie Mine, near Sheldon, in the Peak District
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Pip was left with 34 breaks in her ribs, a broken collar bone, broken shoulder ligaments, and a broken finger, as well as serious wounds to her left leg and right knee.

Buster, Pip’s 13-year-old black Labrador, sadly died in the attack.

Pip said of the attack that happened in September 2019: “The first thing I recall about the attack is one cow coming for me. Then I was lying on the ground and was kicked and rolled over several times.

“I tried to shout for help but had no voice.







“I put my hands over my head and recited Psalm 23; ‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.’ I felt very peaceful as my faith means I am not afraid of death.

“Suddenly, I heard voices and two men and a woman came along. The men were incredibly brave and chased the cows away.

“This was no easy task. I could hear them shouting and was worried the cows would attack them.

“They used their sticks and camera tripods to move the cows away. The woman stayed and talked to me.”

Cows have killed 74 people in the last 15 years in the UK, data has shown.

Pip, who lives with 17 titanium plates now holding her rib cage together, is now raising money for the Air Ambulance charity that saved her life.

She set herself the challenge of walking 1,000 miles in a year, to raise vital funds for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland Air Ambulance – which flew to her rescue.

Despite walking causing her pain, Pip has surpassed 900 miles and has raised enough money to fund at least three potentially life-saving missions for other victims.

Andy Williamson, The Air Ambulance Service CEO, said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Pip on her courageous efforts and thank her for the continued support of our charity – Pip thoroughly deserves being shortlisted for this award.”


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