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Live cow washes up on Australian beach after being carried away by flood

March 1 (UPI) -- A cow carried away by floodwaters in Australia was found wandering a beach after floating down a river.

The confused cow was spotted wandering Tuesday on Duranbah Beach, near Coolangatta, Queensland, and Tweed Heads, New South Wales.

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The cow is believed to have been carried away from its home by floodwaters and washed up in the area after floating more than 3 miles down the Tweed River from a farm in the Terranora area.

Police responded to the beach and were keeping crowds a safe distance away from the bovine.

Animal rescuers were contacted to help devise a plan to relocate the cow.

Heavy rains have caused major flooding this week on Australia's east coast.

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