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Old 06-24-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: colorado
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DES MOINES, Iowa, June 20 (UPI) -- An Iowa woman died after a being attacked by a cow on a farm in Benton County, officials said.

Killed Saturday was Jean Fee, 60, of Urbana. Her year-old grandson was uninjured.


Read more: Iowa woman dies after cow attack - UPI.com

I love cows..and I'm not country what so ever..
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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There are cattle ranged in New Mexico that are nearly as wild and wooly as an aurochs. You definitely keep your distance from them when you are in the woods. They stretch the definition of 'domesticated animal'
And that's no lie. Years ago while working on the WIPP site near Carlsbad as a student, the first thing the ranchers down there told us was to try not to spook the cattle too far away from their water source during the summer months. They may run so far away that they can't get back to the water. I think the pronghorn down there were more tame than the cattle.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:05 AM
 
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A woofy cow is a dangerous thing. They get snotty and try to take your horse or you, it is not fun. They are not all gentle docile animals that some think they are. Some are downright mean.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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My dad was attacked by a 2000 lb. bull when I was 7. It broke several of his ribs and he was laid up for weeks. It would have killed him if not for a co-worker stepping in and beating on the bull with a steel pipe until he turned and ran into the trailer.

At about the same age I could walk into the cow yard, right up to cows and pet them. My cousin and I even decided one summer day to milk one by hand so we could feed a cat.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I lived about 5 miles south of Urbana about 20 years ago, between Vinton and Shellsburg. We didn't have cows though.

Many "citiots" don't realize that large animals are not pets, they are not a 4-legged joke, they are not Bambi. In the wild, animals only approach animals of another species with aggressive intent, likewise, males generally only approach other males for a fight (tomcats for an example).
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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cows are STEAK in STORAGE
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:25 PM
 
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i would still rather have attacking cows as my neighbor over the loud destructive pigs i have next door
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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As a child, I recall being chased out of a field by a cow. Normally one doesn't expect aggressive behavior from a cow but I guess it happens.
Quite the opposite,cattle,whether bull cow or even steer, are known for aggressive behavior. Especially when on open range or pasture during calving season in the case of cows. Bulls are just notional and ornery with some exceptions but livestock in general ain't a good thing to let ones guard down around. This incident may be sad....but its hardly shocking. I have seen many folks hurt maimed and yes..killed, by cattle, horses and even hogs. The lowly pig. Uh huh.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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People stating that cows have unique personalities are correct. Our grandfathers matriarch cow was always bossing the others around and thought my brothers and sisters were part of her herd. If we went walking through her territory, she would block trails and try to make us get in line with the others. We always gave her wide berth.
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