It looked like a scene from a comedy sketch show - the moment a cow attempted to leap over a woman - and the donkey she was with appeared to collapse to the floor laughing.
This bizarre sequence of pictures shows the cow spotting a lush patch of grass and bolting towards it for a quick feed.
The fact that peasant woman and owner of the cow, 68-year-old Rositza Kasaboba, was in the way did not deter Dana the hungry bovine, who simply attempted to hurdle her.
Thankfully Rositza was virtually unscathed by the incident and managed a grin as she picked herself up off the floor.
Unfortunately the cow, named Dana, will not get off so lightly after her antics - and will now become Christmas dinner for the woman's family.
Rositza, from the village of Krustatitsa in Bulgaria, said: "My cow has never done such a thing before and has left me battered and bruised.
"Worst of all - even my donkey collapsed afterwards on the ground, I am sure it was laughing at me."