When residents of Poynton, Cheshire went outside the other day, they suspected something strange had happened overnight. The street was covered in manure. Grass was missing from a few of the local lawns.

So they turned to that peerless tool of late-night mystery-solving: CCTV footage. They saw this:

In the footage, a herd of cows meanders across the street and gathers on a lawn. They then munch and mill about for a bit before moseying back across again.

“There are a few farms nearby but there’s never been a herd of cows on the street like this,” one resident told ITV News.

And they probably won’t again if you keep spying on them!!