A northern Wisconsin woman was recovering Tuesday from injuries she suffered when she was hit by a flying cow.

Violet Wentela, 72, was moving one of her beef cows off the road Sunday when it was hit by a car, became airborne and hit Wentela before coming to rest in a ditch on the other side of the road.Wentela was taken by ambulance to a Duluth, Minn., hospital where she was treated for bumps and bruises and held overnight for observation.

State Patrol Trooper Mike Brostowitz said the car that hit the cow sustained about $2,000 damage.

He said the cow weighed nearly 600 pounds.

Wentela is expected to recover fully from her injuries, but the cow was not so lucky.

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"Butchered for hamburger," Wentela said.

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