A teenager's number was placed on a fake advert on Craigslist, which had him listed as selling a cow for $50.

Cow sold for $50

Cow sold for $50

Shannon Barbour, 19, was bombarded with a number of messages from people interested in purchasing the farm animal, which left the teenager utterly baffled.

The student from Charlottesville told BuzzFeed US: ''Someone called me and they were asking for a heifer or something.''

''I was like 'Excuse me? I think you have the wrong number'. Fifty dollars for a whole cow is kind of suspicious.

''I guess the farmers saw it and just went nuts for it. That's how it is here.''

The youngster soon realised her number had been placed on the advert for cattle by an anonymous seller and demanded it was taken down.