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‘Scrooge’ Highland cow repeatedly steals Christmas decorations from pubSource  Metro News
By -Kirsten Robertson
Date =Wednesday 28 Dec 2022 


The mooing marauder wasn’t best pleased with the festive lights outside his local watering hole 
A Scottish pub has been stripped off its Christmas lights by a cheeky cow.

But staff soon received reports that one grumpy local had refused to share the Christmas spirit.

The Keel Row Pub had tweeted: ‘Christmas at The Keel Row, and a Highland cow was last seen heading in the direction of the beach at Fionnphort with most of our tree lights wrapped in its horns.’

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Pictures of the bothersome beast were then shared with the caption: ‘If you thought we were joking about the cow and the lights, it came back this morning to get the rest of them…’

The animal was later traced and the lights safely removed from his horns.

Manager of the Keel Row, Simon Wood, told Metro.co.uk: ‘I think he’s [the cow] a bit of a Scrooge.

‘He’s taken the lights about three times over the last week. We repaired them each time but he keeps coming back.’
The animal, known as a Hielan coo in Scots, had barged through the collection of lights 
The cow who has nicked Christmas lights from the Keel Row pub THREE times no less they've now given up and have just taken the lights down
Pub staff have vowed to hang the decorations ‘a bit higher’ next Christmas (Picture: @KeelRowMull)
The weary pub staff have now admitted defeat and taken the lights down once and for all.

Simon added: ‘On Christmas Eve he ended up with a large chunk of the lights wrapped in its horns before it headed to the beach.

‘We had to call the farmer. We ended up without any lights on the tree on Christmas Day.’

Highland cows – often known as the ‘gentle giants’ of Scotland – number around 15 in Fionnphort.

They routinely wander through the village, occasionally bumping into fences or knocking car wingmirrors.

 

Simon, who moved to Mull from the Lake District six years ago, isn’t sure what issue this particular Highland cow had with the lights.

He theorised he had simply placed them ‘too low’ on the tree outside the pub.

Mr Wood added: ‘We had white lights then some nice colourful ones. The cow didn’t like either.’

The Keel Row Pub, which had been under threat of permanent closure at the start of 2022, opened its doors to the public on April 14.

Locals banded together to raise funds to purchase the building and save it from being converted into a home.

Despite the cow-related caper, Mr Wood said a ‘wonderful time’ was still had by all this Christmas in Fionnphort.

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This made me smile :) 

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3 hours ago, Rob Thompson said:

This made me smile :) 

Rob, you look quite convincing in that cow costume! Was it very warm?

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9 hours ago, TamaleClaus said:

Rob, you look quite convincing in that cow costume! Was it very warm?

Laughing here  lol. Honestly my hair is so long now, of I dyed it and added horns, I would quite easily pass as a Highlander coo :) 

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I must admit I am completely baffled by this story and cannot think of one witty thing to say. 

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8 hours ago, Santa Shep said:

I must admit I am completely baffled by this story and cannot think of one witty thing to say. 

Well its not everyday you see a Christmas cow :) 

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21 hours ago, TamaleClaus said:

Rob, you look quite convincing in that cow costume! Was it very warm?

This is what came off my head this morning :)

I havent taken the cit down to my usual length yet as its far too cold, but what a weight of my mind, or rather my head :) 

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1 hour ago, Rob Thompson said:

Well its not everyday you see a Christmas cow :) 

Deck the cows with boughs of holly moo la la la la la la la la. 

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Jealous of the reindeer, he just wanted to belong.

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6 hours ago, Grandpa Gus said:

Jealous of the reindeer, he just wanted to belong.

The reindeer at your place must look rather peculiar this is a Highland Cow lol :) 

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3 hours ago, Rob Thompson said:

The reindeer at your place must look rather peculiar this is a Highland Cow lol :) 

You can't blame him for trying, with some lights on the horns he might get next to Rudolph. That way Santa could have horns and lights.

 

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