A granddaughter was left ”traumatised” after she has and her grandmother were attacked by a herd of ”frenzied” cows on a footpath in Snowdonia.
Lisa Wells was seriously injured when she tried to protect her 7-year-old granddaughter, Bethan Ritchie, after around 20 cows and a bull charged at them.
The 49-year-old, from Abergele, suffered broken ribs and fell unconscious after the attack.
Miss Wells’ daughter, Gemma Ritchie, said her mum was a highly experienced walker and mountaineer and that the incident has left her daughter, Bethan, upset and traumatised.
Eyewitnesses described the animals ”foaming at the mouth” as they circled around Miss Wells and the schoolgirl.
One of the mountain bikers who tried to rescue the pair said it was lucky that no-one had been killed. Alun Jones, 47, said he and his brother Andy heard screams coming from the field.
Mr Jones said Ms Wells managed to stay conscious while they got to safety. She was later airlifted to hospital in Stoke-on-Trent where she is due to undergo surgery.