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Family says cows broke into their new house in Montana

A handful of cows found their way into a newly built home and lived in it for a month before being noticed.
The family was moving from Washington. The Aunt was supposed to be checking on the place, but she didn’t. A rancher had filed a report about missing some cattle and even checked their barn, but not the house. They think a bad storm sent them looking for cover. They also think the storm blew a door in or somehow one of the cows nudged one open.

This big guy and three of his friends got into our newly built Montana house and proceeded to live there for a month before being found.”

Several commenters said the house might very well need to be gutted and re-floored due to the damage, and urged the poster to talk to an insurance company.

house is on my aunt’s property. We currently live in Washington and were planning to move over at the end of the year . We assumed she was going down every now and again to check on house, guess she wasn’t. Cattle guy has a lot of acreage and looked for his cows, even filed a report for stolen cattle. He looked in our shed but not in the house because he thought someone was living there.

There was a bad storm in the town I think around late April and we think the cows were looking for coverage. They either got in by nudging a lever door or the wind might have blown the door open. We’re not sure.

Insurance has been contacted but I’m not sure about outcome because my stepdad is trying to deal with it directly with cattle guy and trying to work something out, and no, we don’t have Farmers insurance.

Cattle man has already contacted contractors to come out and appraise house, we have all his info but unfortunately we are back in Washington at this time, so it’s going to be a process.

The pic caused a huge reaction on an Australian Facebook group for cleaning enthusiasts, with many stunned by the enormous mess.

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