Cow is spared from the dinner table after it survived being shot in the head three times


A very tough bit of beef! Cow is spared from the dinner table after it survived being shot in the head three times and then blasted with a shotgun by farmer

  • Somporn Najin, 43, had bought the cow for a traditional feast in Trang, Thailand 
  • But the bullets fired did not pierce the cow’s skin and so it escaped slaughter 
  • The ‘good luck cow’ is now being raised as a pet by her owners in the village 

A cow has been spared from the dinner table after it survived being shot in the head three times then blasted with a shotgun by a farmer.

Somporn Najin, 43, bought the cow for a traditional feast in Trang, southern Thailand, and tried to slaughter her last weekend.

However, Somporn said he first shot the cow with a 22mm handgun pointed at her head but the bullet did not go through. Then he tried another two times but the results were the same.

Somporn Najin, 43, bought the cow for a traditional feast in Trang, southern Thailand, and tried to slaughter her last weekend. However the bullets didn’t pierce the animal’s skin 

On the fourth attempt he claimed that he and his friend blasted the cow with a shotgun and she was knocked to the ground.

Somporn said they turned away to celebrate their success in killing the die-hard cow but when they looked again the cow had already run away.

The cow returned 15 days later back at the spot where the owner last saw her. 

Somporn said he contacted the livestock officer to shoot a tranquilliser dart at the cow so he could hand her to the slaughter house but again the shot would not pierce the cow’s skin.

Footage from last Sunday afternoon shows several apparent bullet wounds on the cow's body

Footage from last Sunday afternoon shows several apparent bullet wounds on the cow’s body

Footage from last Sunday afternoon shows several apparent bullet wounds on the cow’s body.

Somporn said he has now given up trying to kill the cow and will let it roam freely around his land.

He said: ‘It was extraordinary that the cow has survived this many bullets. I now want to raise her as a sign of good luck.’

The cow was nicknamed Boonrod, which means saved by good luck, and she will now be raised as a pet by the farmer

The cow was nicknamed Boonrod, which means saved by good luck, and she will now be raised as a pet by the farmer

The village chief Jaran Kongkaew said that there is a traditional local belief about a ‘un-killable’ cow but she was shocked to witness a real one.

He said: ‘I was once told by my elder relatives that there were some cows that could not be killed but seeing a real one has shocked me a lot.’

The cow was nicknamed Boonrod, which means saved by good luck, and she will now be raised as a pet by the farmer.

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