AN ISLE of Wight couple were not amoosed after a herd of cows caused udder chaos in their garden.

Yesterday (Saturday) was no ordinary day for Janet Pearl when a herd invaded her garden in Binstead Lodge Road in Ryde.

Sometime that morning, around six cattle made their great escape from fields — likely to be those about 500m away — and either made their way up Cleaver's Close or Fleming Close, making a bee-line for Janet's house.

Isle of Wight County Press: The cows were eating everything in sight!The cows were eating everything in sight! (Image: Janet Pearl)

They were hungry and appeared to be enjoying sampling some new culinary delights at what they thought was their new home.

Janet didn't need to get her grass cut. She had her very own lawn-mooer!

After almost four hours in residence, with only some minor damage to speak of — mainly to plant pots and a gnome — a local farmer turned up and hoofed them out of there.

Isle of Wight County Press: Yum yum! Let's try this plant!Yum yum! Let's try this plant! (Image: Janet Pearl)

Isle of Wight County Press: Trail of destruction.Trail of destruction. (Image: Janet Pearl)

Janet's husband milked the situation by taking some great pictures  

Afterwards, Janet told the County Press: "The neighbours loved it. It was very unusual."

The farmer, who offered Janet compensation for the damage caused, will need to spend a little more on beefing up security around his fields to avoid a repeat — well, that's what I've herd anyway....