A pregnant Highland cow suffered a traumatic death when its tongue was ripped out and face mauled in a terrifying dog attack.
Lexi, described by her owners as a gentle giant, was lunged at by a rottweiler.
Her distraught owners who saw the ginger-coloured animal as a pet, discovered Lexi with her tongue ripped out and face mauled by the beast.
The dog was shot dead on sight, and it is currently unknown who its owners were.
The tragic incident happened in a field in Quaker Bridge in Brierfield on January 9, the Daily Record reports.
Owners of BCS Highland Cattle, who also have another 32 cows, are heartbroken.
Lexi was expected to give birth to her healthy baby boy cow who also sadly lost its life in the vicious attack.
Now the owners are hoping to raise money for cremation costs so they can keep her ashes.
Lexi’s previous owner Charlotte who started a Gofundme for BCS Highland Cattle said: “Lexi had been horrifically attacked by dog in question and mauled her to death.
“Her poor face and what a horrible traumatic death for such a soft gentle giant.
“Lexi certainly was one of a kind and had a unique personality which many people adored, she would run down the field as soon as she heard your vehicle and was also very vocal.
“She was also one of the most softest, gentle cows she loved nothing more than giving you cuddles and pinching a carrot of you while you wasn’t looking.
“Most definitely a well loved pet more than just an animal.
“The funds in which I am hoping to raise are going towards giving Lexi the send of which we think she all deserves and are hoping to get her cremated to be able to keep her ashes.
“We as a family are devastated.”