Chasity Sowell took video of part of the visit to the Zootastic Park in Iredell County.
It showed her mother and nephews yelling in fear as a a herd of friendly cattle approached their car.
Sowell's mother desperately tried to get the animals to leave as they peered their heads into the car.
At one point the smell of one of the animals caused Sowell's nephew to get sick inside the car.
Sowell had tears streaming down her face from her uncontrollable laughter at her family's unexpected reaction.
Sowell told Storyful that she loves animals and owns a pet goat and pig.
She said she would take them to an aquarium next time but joked they would likely be scared of the fish.
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