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Old 09-02-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A woman has died after being knocked down by cows, it has been confirmed.

The woman, 61, was walking her dog in a field off Pant Tawel Lane in Radyr, Cardiff, when the incident happened.

BBC News - Woman walking dog killed by cows in Radyr, Cardiff
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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A woman has died after being knocked down by cows, it has been confirmed.

The woman, 61, was walking her dog in a field off Pant Tawel Lane in Radyr, Cardiff, when the incident happened.

BBC News - Woman walking dog killed by cows in Radyr, Cardiff
HAH! Finally the cows are reeking revenge on humans eating them for hundreds (or thousands) of years!

Cows are great big critters. Even if they aren't pissed off, or protecting their young (as the article alludes) they can hurt you without even meaning to. My cousin was stepped on by a cow and has had ongoing medical issues because of it.

I once approached a baby Brahma calf and I will tell you that the mother was not going to have *any* of me touching or otherwise being close to her baby. She ran up to the fence and made it well known that she WOULD defend and protect her baby.

The point I am trying to make is, that you don't PUT YOURSELF IN HARMS WAY, with *any* large creature. Otherwise you're an idiot.

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Old 09-02-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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HAH!

The point I am trying to make is, that you don't PUT YOURSELF IN HARMS WAY, with *any* large creature. Otherwise you're an idiot.
well... the Chikin's might have pulled a fast one on those cows too.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I have a small herd (7) cows (Dexters) that are a smaller breed. They are a part of the family; each with their own personalities and quirks, each one fun, even affectionate, in their own way. The bull is funny; younger than the cows, every time he tries to be all manly the girls cut him back down to size. We love being out in the corral and pasture with them... most of the time. We don't get between the bull and the girls when they are in season, and we don't get between the mamas and their babies if we can help it, except to steer a baby bull or tag a calf. We usually isolate the youngsters in a sturdy barn stall when we do, because the mothers will charge and SLAM into the walls and gate of the stall repeatedly until their babies are released. We open the gate and let the baby out, and stand back, because we'd be stomped and butted if we didn't. As much as we love our critters, we know their limitations - and ours.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:22 AM
 
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Default the Bull was always tough until

He used to ram fence and paw when grain was dumped and his water trough filled through the fence. Then one day he did not turn up.

He had become tanged up in an old roll of barb wire somehow. It gave him quite a scare and restricted circulation.

This time he knew the humans were here to help him by cutting him loose. No attitude at all and appeared grateful. He appeared to actually like us for awhile.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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One day I decided to feed our five cows and four calves out in the middle of the pasture and not by the trough. I found a nice flat spot, at the bottom of the hill. Our cows come to the sight of a feed bucket. I shook the bucket until I got their attention, and as they were watching, poured the feed onto the ground. It was then that I realized that there were nine cows barrelling down the hill towards the feed. I decided to "exit, stage left", and ran to the gate and climbed over. Those darns cows ran right past the feed, with their cow radar still neatly fixed on the bucket! I could hear their breath as I climbed over. Scary moment for sure, but I am sure that those cows were not intending to hurt me in any way.

It's terrible what happened to the woman. It makes me wonder what caused the cows in the story to trample her? Not sure, as I am new to raising cows, but it seems that cows don't really want to intentionally hurt someone, unless they are protecting their babies, running out of fear, or? and not sure if they ever would act as a herd and try to intentionally run someone over.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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The first thing I wondered was what breed. According to a pic on a link from that site, they might have been Holsteins. When I was growing up, my cousin warned me to always have a stitch or stick around them and never get between them and a wall. Guernseys were not as troublesome, and Jerseys in general were sweet in comparison. My cousin taught me a few curses while guiding Holsteins in for milking. He really had a way with understanding them.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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Look at it from the cows' point-of-view. To them, there is little difference between a wolf or a dog possibly attacking their calves.

Where I live, there have been feral colonies of dogs who have attacked and killed calves. Mother cows are just doing their jobs.

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Old 09-12-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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well... the Chikin's might have pulled a fast one on those cows too.
Saw jokester and singer Roger Miller (King of the Road) in concert in the 70s. Said he heard of a man who walked to a Halloween party dressed as an ear of corn. On his way home afterwards, he told his friends he was going to take a shortcut home through his neighbor's cow pasture. He was never seen again.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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saw jokester and singer roger miller (king of the road) in concert in the 70s. Said he heard of a man who walked to a halloween party dressed as an ear of corn. On his way home afterwards, he told his friends he was going to take a shortcut home through his neighbor's cow pasture. He was never seen again.

lol!:d
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