Beryl is often found sleeping on the bath mats thanks to her love of rugs. Photo: Beryl the Brahman/FacebookBeryllives a life of luxury, flitting between snoozing in the living room and eating mangoes with dad in the backyard.
Beryl is an eight-month-old Brahman calf.
Sally Webster wasin the cattle yard at her 2000-head cattle property near Georgetown, north Queensland, when she spotted the newborn.
Beryl was struggling to suckle because her mum was over-producing milk, which meanther teats were too big for the tiny calf to gether mouth around.
Mrs Webstersaid she reluctantly stepped in totry andhelp feed the calf, who if left in the yard with her mother, would have starved.
“I put my fingers in her mouth and dripped some water near her mouthand she drank straight away,” she said.
“It is one of those things that even though we took her from her mother we saved her life. It was a hard decision.
“Sometimes living on a station you have to interfere to save their lives.”
Ms Webster said the next day she and her husband Jake went into town and bought calf-feeding equipment and “that was it, she was part of the family”.
Beryl the Brahman loves cuddles on the lawn. Photo: Beryl the Brahman/Facebook
The 24-year-old couple had both grewup loving and living on the land and fell in love with Beryl straight away.
“Beryl is our first child, we are just recently married, hopefully kids will come along one day,” Mrs Webster said.
“She leads a pretty unique life, not many cows would have the life she has.”
While Beryl lives in her own small paddock right next to the house, she takes any opportunity to sneak into the house and hang out.
“She has a small paddock right near the house she can live in but she doesn’t go far way, she pretty much lives in our house yard and eats our lawn,” Mrs Webster said.
“I don’t think she thinks she is a cow, she is so human like, I think she thinks she is a dog.
“She is weaned now, but she knows where the powdered milk is that we fed her, so she tries to get into the house all the time, if we accidently leave the door open and we can hear a rustle and we know Beryl is probably inside.”
While she may look like the other cattle on the property, she is treated very differently.
“She loves eating fruit, bananas and mangoes, she loves sitting down with us on the lawn, she just wants to sit down with us, she sits on us all the time,” Mrs Webster said.
“If we can’t see her and we sing out ‘Beryl!’ she will moo back to us.
“We have six working dogs, they know the rules with Beryl -two of the pups used to snuggle up with Beryl, they used to curl up next to her.
“They are working dogs, they have to herd cattle but they know Beryl is not a normal cow, they know they can’t bark at her.”
While Beryl is likely to grow considerably -Brahman cows can reach a whopping 700 kilograms -Mrs Webster said she will likely remain a well-mannered lady.
“As long as she has manners we are happy, she knows when we are rousing, she is very placid,” she said.
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