Some South Africans have accused cows of stealing their underwear and they are calling on herdsmen to watch their cattle to keep them from stealing.
Moditebo Thys, 33, a resident of Khayelitsha kasi in Mangaung, Free State, said cows come into their yards to steal clothes spread on the lines to dry.
According to Daily Sun, Moditebo said: I’ve lost four pairs of panties in two weeks. At first, I thought it may be one of my neighbours. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a cow chewing one of the pairs after she pulled it off my washline.”
She said she won’t put her panties on the line again until she has put up a fence.
Another resident said: “These cows left the grass to eat our panties. They choose the colourful ones. If your underwear is black, you will find it safe. We urge herders to look after their cows.
“We can’t be expected to hide our underwear from the cows. One day I saw them carrying pink underwear on their horns.
But a herdsman laughed off the claims that cows have been stealing panties. Motshweneng Mailane, 32, told the Daily Sun: “I am always with my cows, looking after them. Maybe they are talking about other shepherds who leave their cows to wander around.
“I will ask them to take care of their animals.
This isn’t the first time in South Africa that cows will be accused of stealing under wears. Back in 2016, a woman named Buyiselwa Tyutyu, 43, caught a “brown cow” stealing her “new and sexy” underwear. She raised alarm then ran after the cow to retrieve the panties. She later said that she believed her ancestors were sending her a message through the cow.