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Switzerland's spell of sizzling weather seems to have left Alpine cattle a bit hot under their cowbell collars. For the second time in a couple of weeks, hikers in Canton Graubünden have been attacked by cows nursing newborn calves.

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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

dear dear, look at the size of that baby. No wounder it attacked, so would you if you just gave birth to that.
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Old 24.08.2011, 17:55
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Switzerland's spell of sizzling weather seems to have left Alpine cattle a bit hot under their cowbell collars. For the second time in a couple of weeks, hikers in Canton Graubünden have been attacked by cows nursing newborn calves.

Read the full article: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

That is a ridiculous, sensation-seeking headline. What is crazy about mothers protecting their young against a possible threat?

Hikers (of whom I am one) need to remember that they are intruding on the cows' territory, and give them a wide berth especially if they have calves with them - as the article correctly says. That headline is terrible though.
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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

That should read "Alpine cows attack crazy hikers"
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Crazy Swiss cows? I thought this thread was going to be about breaking Rule 1...
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Yeah, silly headline! Back to the drawing board - uh, writing board - you, whoever you are, The Local sub-editor!

Be careful around swans with their young, too.
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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

Alert the press! I was once dive-bombed by a mocking bird.
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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

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!
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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!
Snap ... and in my case it was young bullocks .. .. Welsh ones .. does that also make a difference??? probably not.
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Crazy Swiss cows? I thought this thread was going to be about breaking Rule 1...
"Don't talk about fight club"? I thought that cow fighting is not really an issue here - people accept it as a cultural asset. Hardly any tree-huggers fighting against it.
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Old 24.08.2011, 20:28
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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

Mother cows are not to be underestimated. My sister-in-law lives on a farm and one of their mother cows charged at her and her daughter. She ran across the field, crawled under the bobwire fence and managed to save herself and her daughter from an attack.

So it's just not tourists they attack.
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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

The article has another error, other than the title. It says the cows used their horns.

Everyone knows that Swiss cows have bells - because their horns don't work!
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Old 24.08.2011, 22:07
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The article has another error, other than the title. It says the cows used their horns.

Everyone knows that Swiss cows have bells - because their horns don't work!

Boom Boom !!!!!!!!!!

Actually, you should be double careful if you walk through a cow field with your dog and always keep it on a lead - that really upsets them as they perceive them as a real threat to their calves...
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Boom Boom !!!!!!!!!!

Actually, you should be double careful if you walk through a cow field with your dog and always keep it on a lead - that really upsets them as they perceive them as a real threat to their calves...

Yeah, our postman used to complain about dogs attacking his calves.

Except for great danes, of course. They'd go for his thighs.
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Old 24.08.2011, 22:18
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Yeah, our postman used to complain about dogs attacking his calves.

Except for great danes, of course. They'd go for his thighs.

Ha !!! Off topic, but once I got a letter from the post office informing me that they would not deliver as my dog apparently chased the postman, snatched the letters from his hand and chased him out of the garden
The next day I waited and took a video of my lazy dog , fast asleep , postman delivering and all my dog did was lift one eye up. I called the postman and showed him the evidence.
Needless to say, my delivery remained intact
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Old 24.08.2011, 22:19
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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

My sister was chased by a herd of cows when we were young and on a walk in the country with our parents. She must have wondered off into a field to pick flowers, or something. Anyway, the next thing we saw was her running really fast past a gate, swiftly followed by loads of cows. She then disappeared behind a row of hedges, before reappearing at full pelt past the next gap in the hedge, still followed by the cows! My father legged it up to the next gap and whipped her out of the field.

It was hilarious to watch, but not so funny for her. (Luckily, she was ok)
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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

I was two and couldn't move at much more than a waddle (plus ça change) when I escaped our back garden and headed off into the fields beyond. My mother, frantic, searched the house, called the neighbours and police before noticing the peculiar behaviour of the cows beyond the hedge.

Abovementioned bovines had formed a gentle circle to stare down at a small child singing nursery rhymes in a Welsh accent, trying to make a daisy chain out of clover. When the local copper, next-door neighbour and my Ma came to rescue me, the cows tried to chase them off.

Sometimes I still wonder what my Mowgli-life, running wild with Welsh cattle might have been like. Just think, my ethics, culture and world-code could have been dictated by a herd of domestic Friesians. I like to think they'd have called me Ermintrude.
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Sometimes I still wonder what my Mowgli-life, running wild with Welsh cattle might have been like. Just think, my ethics, culture and world-code could have been dictated by a herd of domestic Friesians. I like to think they'd have called me Ermintrude.
Welsh you say? Probably wouldn't have been much different
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Re: Crazy cows attack Alpine hikers

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.
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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.
In my country could be dinosaur!
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