The statue, which is reportedly made of fibreglass, was stolen from Byford Primary School and it is unclear how the heavy mass was hoisted up to the high height.
It took a team effort to retrieve the stranded cow, with a cherry picker aiding the rescue. Many others watched on from below as the beloved statue, affectively named Mooslie by the school children, was reclaimed.
'Mooslie' back where she belongs
Teachers from the primary school told 9 News there hadn't been a trace of the cow statue since it was stolen from their garden last year, sparking a long search by the school children.
"After she was stolen [the children] would go out everyday on a hunt for Mooslie," Sue Liddington, an Education Assistant at the school told 9 News. "It was a tragedy for the little children because they used to love coming to visit her."
Year 1 students had even created missing posters for the cow, plastering their school walls in the hopes she would safely return to them.
Now with Mooslie back where she belongs, the primary school have plans to cement their beloved statue in place to ensure she is a permanent fixture in their garden.
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