Cows Gone Wild

August 29, 2009  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“The deaths of no fewer than four people after being trampled by cows in the past two months has prompted Britain’s main farming union to issue a warning about the dangers of provoking the normally docile animals.

 
Cows can become aggressive and charge, especially when calves are present and walkers are accompanied by dogs, said the National Farmers Union (NFU).
 
The union and the Ramblers’ Association both advise that walkers release dogs from their leads when passing through a field of cows.”
 
Reuters
 
When a lion roars the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, even it it’s just a lion on TV. But when a cow moos you don’t worry, nobody is afraid of such comical looking creatures.
 
However cows can be formidable when calves are present, and we should take them seriously. But I won’t  follow the advice of the Rambler’s Association and release my dog from her leash when I’m passing through a field of cows. I wouldn’t risk my Pitt Bull/German Shepherd dog Mandy being trampled by cows. If a solitary cow is foolish enough to charge us, my dog and I will be eating hamburger for dinner.
 
In any case be careful around cows. If you survive an attack by a Bobcat that will be a story you will want to share with your friends. But if you are mauled by a cow, that’s an embarrassing episode that you won’t even share with your best friend.

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