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Trampled dog walker was a veterinarian

The woman trampled to death by a herd of cows as she walked her dogs in a field in England was a veterinarian on vacation.

Liz Crowsley, 49, may have been trying to protect her two pet dogs, who escaped injury and were found running free near her body, according to an article in the Daily Mail.

Cows are highly protective of their newly-born calves at this time of year and farmers warn walkers they may attack, especially if a dog is in their field, the newspaper said.

Crowsley was walking along a public trail in the countryside of North Yorkshire with her spaniel and collie when she was killed.

She was apparently trapped against a wall and couldn’t escape the stampeding cattle. Crowsley, head vet at the Willows Veterinary Hospital in Hartford, Chesire, had been staying in a holiday cottage in the area.

Dog walker killed by stampeding cattle

A dog walker in England died after being trampled by a herd of cattle in a field in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Police said the woman — not yet publicly identified – was walking two dogs on leashes Sunday near the hamlet of Gayle when the cattle apparently panicked and stampeded, according to a Press Association report

“She was surrounded by a herd of cattle and calves, and as a result of dogs being present the cattle reacted in an aggressive manner,” a police official said. Early press reports from England gave no indication of what happened to the dogs, a spaniel and a collie.

Last year, another woman, Sandra Pearce, 45, died in a cattle stampede as she crossed a field in  Suffolk, with her pet dogs.