A shocking video of a bull mounting a cow before being hit by a car has been viewed thousands of times after being posted on YouTube.

A dashboard camera in Russia captured the moment a cow had just about enough of the bull attempting to mate with her and trotted into the middle of the road.

The driver attempts to brake but he is too late and the cow sprawls across his bonnet before crashing to the ground.

However she appears unhurt and trots off into a nearby field, followed by the bull, who also appears undeterred.

The driver is left to contemplate his damaged vehicle.