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fernman

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« Reply #30 on: 18:37:40, 10/10/20 »
At the entrance to a field. you can just see the metal kissing gate on the right.
Again, they might have been harmless, but I chose another route.


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« Reply #31 on: 19:33:20, 10/10/20 »
They're sweet.  I would have gone in and said hello.  O0   Mrs N would have let me too, once she had checked the insurance.
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« Reply #32 on: 20:26:04, 10/10/20 »
Look like dry cows to me. Part of an active dairy herd. Out to grass separated from the the herd that is milking, as they are in the 3 months stage between end of lactation and parturition. Usually they will be cows of mixed ages in the sorts of large milking herds of over 500 rarely managed with the young followers and incalf heifers.
Not likely to have any herd formation instinct, yet as they have gone through milking parlours will have had human interaction unless they come from a very bad handling regime, which may make them bad tempered.

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« Reply #33 on: 16:48:48, 11/10/20 »
It could be worse.  In Hawaii they have invisible cows!
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« Reply #34 on: 17:06:51, 11/10/20 »
They are bigger than me, faster than me, some have big horns and they can hunt in packs. Those are factors that affect my attitude to cattle.

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« Reply #35 on: 19:20:22, 11/10/20 »
You hit the nail on the head Bigfoot

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« Reply #36 on: 19:42:24, 11/10/20 »
Some have mastered martial arts too!  Remember - avoid the meadow!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxXjsQbCZR8
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« Reply #37 on: 09:15:35, 12/10/20 »
Some have mastered martial arts too!  Remember - avoid the meadow!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxXjsQbCZR8

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« Reply #38 on: 10:08:40, 20/10/20 »
Very good, a different slant on and old problem.

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« Reply #39 on: 10:11:19, 20/10/20 »
I see this morning the Daily Mail is giving the dangers of cows their full attention this morning.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8857529/Grandmother-died-attacked-herd-stampeding-cows.html

It happened in 2016.

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« Reply #40 on: 11:52:40, 20/10/20 »
I see this morning the Daily Mail is giving the dangers of cows their full attention this morning.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8857529/Grandmother-died-attacked-herd-stampeding-cows.html

It happened in 2016.

 It was a report on the inquest that is still ongoing.The Guardian has printed similar articles over the years.An inquest is more informative to the public than an inital article about the incident that often contains incorrect information.
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ninthace

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« Reply #41 on: 12:19:58, 20/10/20 »
I see this morning the Daily Mail is giving the dangers of cows their full attention this morning.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8857529/Grandmother-died-attacked-herd-stampeding-cows.html

It happened in 2016.
The Daily Fail!  GWM I am shocked you read such a thing!   :D
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« Reply #42 on: 12:49:02, 20/10/20 »
I tend to read them all, except for the ones that try to make me pay, so for me, that's The Times and The Telegraph. I know that there was that famous sketch years ago where certain types of people read particular newspapers which ended with a remark about Page 3 in the Sun, I've forgotten how it goes. Can anyone remember? I wonder if the reader 'types' of today are the same as they claimed to be then?

Anyway, I thought that I would have to go through, or bypass some cows today when out running. When I arrived at the stile the I was really pleased to see that farmer had moved them to the next field. So from then on all I had to be of careful about was their droppings. Running across a field where the cows were two days ago really helps to concentrate the mind and in this situation even I am surprised how nimble I can be. About a mile later I nearly had trouble with a dog but the owner was in charge thank goodness. One word and the dog instantly stopped charging at me.

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« Reply #43 on: 13:01:01, 20/10/20 »
I tend to read them all, except for the ones that try to make me pay, so for me, that's The Times and The Telegraph. I know that there was that famous sketch years ago where certain types of people read particular newspapers which ended with a remark about Page 3 in the Sun, I've forgotten how it goes. Can anyone remember? I wonder if the reader 'types' of today are the same as they claimed to be then?

It has been quoted many times but it was best expressed in Yes Prime Minister

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGscoaUWW2M
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Re: Factors that may shape our attitudes towards cattle...
« Reply #44 on: 13:02:23, 20/10/20 »
The cows round me all have ASBO's. I know this as they all have ankle bracelets. ;)
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