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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

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That is a ridiculous, sensation-seeking headline.
It made you look though!! And me too. If it had said "Hikers reminded to stay away from cows" I wouldn't have bothered clicking.
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Old 25.08.2011, 07:24
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Bad take on it, but it never hurts to remind people that cows aren't completely harmless. I've been charged at by a herd of cows twice (on the Isle of Wight - I don't know if IoW cows are different from Swiss ones...). I wasn't expecting it either time and now I have a bit of a fear of the buggers, to be honest!
Why were you stalking cows on the Isle of Wight? were you trying to access your Channel Islands Bank Account that the herd was paid handsomely to guard?
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Old 25.08.2011, 07:50
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I think people in Switzerland does not know nothing about nature.

It is like dogs that not bark. Only here.

People attacked by cows. Lucky them. In my country could be a bull. Or you know how to handle or you won´t be here to tell the story.
hmm - if in your country everyone knows how to handle a bull - what does that say about your country?
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Old 25.08.2011, 09:09
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Why were you stalking cows on the Isle of Wight? were you trying to access your Channel Islands Bank Account that the herd was paid handsomely to guard?
A) I was not stalking them - if anything THEY were stalking ME! On both occasions I was having a leisurely walk in the countryside and I went over a stile into an enormous field (well away from the cows) and they went out of their way to charge at me!

B) The IoW is NOT one of the Channel Islands! Common error, though.
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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

So it's true, the army has trained a cow to conduct covert operations.
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Terrible. I was mocked once, by a dive-bombing bird.

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Alert the press! I was once dive-bombed by a mocking bird.
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Old 25.08.2011, 09:30
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Those crazy cows.

They really do need to kalb down.




I'll get me coat....
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Those crazy cows.

They really do need to kalb down.




I'll get me coat....
Sounds like you caught yourself a summer cold.

(Yes, a coat might help.)
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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

Cows protecting their young are no joke. One time I was mountain biking near St. Cergue and rode out of the woods onto a hillside filled with cows. They all charged at me and I had to gun it down the hill, avoiding rocks, with the "cling! cling! cling!" of the cows' bells behind me. It was surreal and scary as hell. My mountain bike wasn't very good and pretty heavy, I usually had trouble picking it up. Yet once I got down the hill and to the 1.5m-tall fence, I threw my bike over like it was a pillow, due to the adrenaline rush, and then jumped over myself. Cows arrived a few seconds later. We just stared at each other for a few minutes from both sides of the fence while I recuperated. These days, whenever I eat a burger, I think of them.
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Aye, there's a lot to be said for taking young calves away from their mother and stuffing them in a crate.
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The level of wit in this thread is udderly despicable.....
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Aye, there's a lot to be said for taking young calves away from their mother and stuffing them in a crate.
In a word: VEAL! (Yummmy)

In fact, that's what I made for dinner last night (with tuna sauce).

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hmm - if in your country everyone knows how to handle a bull - what does that say about your country?
Not everybody because you do not have bulls in cities. But in countryside every knows about cows, sheeps, bulls and wolves.

In a Country where hiking is everyday life not knowing animal behaviour is unacceptable to me.

So what does says to me? That people are more aware of the risk of the activiy. Maybe here people think animals born civilzed. I just do not know..tel me more about this.
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Old 25.08.2011, 10:36
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hmm - if in your country everyone knows how to handle a bull - what does that say about your country?
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Not everybody because you do not have bulls in cities. But in countryside every knows about cows, sheeps, bulls and wolves.

In a Country where hiking is everyday life not knowing animal behaviour is unacceptable to me.

So what does says to me? That people are more aware of the risk of the activiy. Maybe here people think animals born civilzed. I just do not know..tel me more about this.
The Swiss have no problems with cows (or anything else), it's all the English speaking foreigners that do!

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So what does says to me? That people are more aware of the risk of the activiy. Maybe here people think animals born civilzed. I just do not know..tel me more about this.
Imagine my surprise at being attacked when most of the cows on the Isle of Wight wear tuxedos and listen to Mozart.
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you do not have bulls in cities.
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I thought it was the Bull that lost its load? Or loads.

Anyway, on the internet its a different type of BS we have to deal with.
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I thought it was the Bull that lost its load? Or loads.
Anyway... it was a sticky situation and somebody knew how to handle it...
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I thought it was the Bull that lost its load? Or loads.
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