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Old 09-23-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
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I'm sure this has happened other places, but I've NEVER seen anything like this before. I have lived in rural areas pretty much all my life and grew up in an area with quite a few cattle farms. As we were coming home from the woodworker's supply store this afternoon, we came across one of those flashing road signs that the highway department uses to warn of upcoming road hazards that was very clearly warning us .........

Caution

Loose Cattle




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Old 09-23-2009, 07:46 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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As long as there's no loose heffers, I guess we're all safe.

Here's one from Texas:

http://www.fotosearch.com/bthumb/IDX/IDX009/538468.jpg (broken link)
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:42 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Excused absences 20 years ago at my school:

Animals got loose.
Planting/harvesting
Plowing

We've suburbanized so we don't see those now, and have gone from 50% of the kids being farm kids to only 1 or 2 kids.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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Excused absences 20 years ago at my school:

Animals got loose.
Planting/harvesting
Plowing

We've suburbanized so we don't see those now, and have gone from 50% of the kids being farm kids to only 1 or 2 kids.

Yup, fewer people providing the food for more people.

And yet some people believe those fewer people could still supply the food for the masses by farming like the olden days.

That is naive thinking.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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A flashing road sign to warn of loose cattle? Around here the cattle can't afford signs like that. We try to pass them on the left, but sometimes I think some of them remember their British heritage.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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I'm sure this has happened other places, but I've NEVER seen anything like this before. I have lived in rural areas pretty much all my life and grew up in an area with quite a few cattle farms. As we were coming home from the woodworker's supply store this afternoon, we came across one of those flashing road signs that the highway department uses to warn of upcoming road hazards that was very clearly warning us .........

Caution

Loose Cattle

LOL. Since in some states the person who hits a cow is liable for damage to the cow and in others the owner of the cow is liable for damage to the car it is good to have some warning!
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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In Northeastern California there is free range along several of the highways. If you hit a cow, you have to pay for her and her the calf she 'would have' had. We came close to hitting a cow several years ago. Not something you want to do in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone reception.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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Excuses at my high school 3 years ago:

-Cows got out
-Deer season opened
-Hay was ready

Yeah, rural high school.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I don't have the photos now but there are deer crossing signs in the commercial districts in the FL keys.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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As long as there's no loose heffers, I guess we're all safe.

Here's one from Texas:
I wish there was "manly" gasoline where I lived.

The other day when I was driving home on a main road, an egret was flying low across the road headed right at my car. I glimsed it just as it headed towards me. As it cleared the roof of my car by maybe an inch I heard a thump and figured it was his wing hittng the roof of my car and I was worried I hit him but noooooooooo...

When I got out, he had pooped all over the roof of my dark blue car and all down the driver's side window and the passenger window behind the driver. I mean he just let it all out. I guess that's why he was in a hurry and flying so low. No time to gain altitude. When you gotta go, you gotta go.
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