The Shrewsbury cow that famously attracted the love of a wayward moose almost twenty years ago, has died at age 23. Jessica was a brown and white Hereford cow who lived on the Carrara family’s farm. For two-and-a-half months in 1986, she was unmoved by the amorous overtures of a moose that wandered into her pasture and just couldn’t tear himself away.
“Josh the moose” was observed daily by tourists and media as he nuzzled Jessica and tried to win her affection. After 76 days of being brushed off, Josh disappeared in to the Shrewsbury woods, and Jessica returned to a normal cow’s life.
Jessica lived for 23 years; on Monday she passed away peacefully, due to old age.