Dead cow washes up on Gold Coast beach

There’s been quite the shock for beachgoers on a popular Gold Coast beach this morning with a dead cow washing ashore.

The animal was found washed up on Mermaid Beach on Tuesday morning.

City of Gold Coast has confirmed it is aware and crews will be removing the animal today.


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It is common for animals to wash ashore after major flooding events, as flood waters push all sorts of debris into creeks an d rivers that connect to the ocean.

All Gold Coast beaches are closed again today due to the amount of debris in the water as well as the unstable conditions.