Tuggeranong residents got an udder shock when they woke, thanks to an unlikely visitor.
While it may seem like a bull-ish story, a cow was seen walking down the street in Gilmore during the early hours on Tuesday.
The cow was spotted walking along the footpath of Henry Melville Crescent just after 7.30am and several neighbours told it to moo-ve along.
The missing bovine was reported to the Canberra Lost Pet Database, which cow-ordinated a response.
The cow's owner has since been found.
Gilmore resident Laura Spackman said she had been getting ready for the day when she first saw the cow.
"I was making my small children breakfast and casually glanced out the window, and at first I thought it was a large dog, but then realised it was a calf," she said.
The cow was seen milking its opportunity at freedom in suburbia, moving from house to house eating grass from the front of people's properties.
Residents tried to steer the cow in the right direction to get it off the road, but first attempts were unsuccessful with the cow even blocking the garbage truck on its regular route.
"It just kept roaming and caused a bit of a road block," Ms Spackman told The Canberra Times.
"Some of the neighbours and the garbage truck driver managed to keep her off the road and got some rope and tied her to the lamp post on the corner of Henry Melville and Heagney Crescent."
"As of 9.30am, the cow was still there on the street tied up to the lamp post."
There's still no word as to whether the animal will cow-tow to its owner for its adventure through the streets.