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GNC

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I'd love to hug a cow :D
Buster Keaton made a film about a century ago called Go West, about a man (Buster) whose best friend is a cow. He decided to hang out with the cow off set so it would get used to him, and it worked, the cow was very affectionate, but they thought it was going a little too far when it tried to climb onto Buster's lap like a cat (!).
 

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Was once working on a horse's hooves and the bugger fell asleep on me,
have you any idea what a horses head weighs, bloody heavy that's what.
 

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Buster Keaton made a film about a century ago called Go West, about a man (Buster) whose best friend is a cow. He decided to hang out with the cow off set so it would get used to him, and it worked, the cow was very affectionate, but they thought it was going a little too far when it tried to climb onto Buster's lap like a cat (!).
I've seen videos of a cow chasing after a huge inflatable ball in a field. It was loving it and was so cute!
 

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Can't believe none of you UK folks have posted this yet:
https://www.farminguk.com/news/cows-like-live-chat-more-than-recorded-voice-study-finds_56763.html
"The team worked with a herd of 28 cattle, comparing the benefits of either stroking the animals while playing a recording of an experimenter’s voice, or stroking while speaking to the animals directly. . . . Heart rate variability was higher when cattle were spoken to directly, indicating they were enjoying themselves."
See? Cows DO like us after all.
 

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I have always talked to any animals I come across, cows sheep birds hedgehogs, all sorts, my opinion is
that they are much more intelligent than most people give them credit for.
I mate helped out with lambing on a farm and when he visited some months later the sheep and
lambs he helped seemed to recognize and greet him, he was very surprised.
 

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Or practicing its murdering trampling skills?! o_O
Cows in Scotland do not attack...

...Oh, hang on a minute...

Pentland Hills path may be rerouted after fourth attack by cows

Source: BBC News Scotland
Date: 21 October, 2020

A path in the Pentland Hills Regional Park on the outskirts of Edinburgh may be rerouted after a fourth person was attacked by cows in the area.

James Gentles, 60, needed stitches after being charged by one of the animals on Turnhouse Hill on Friday.

Mark Hartree, who was crushed by a cow at the same spot in September, has called for action to prevent any further attacks.

The herd's owners said they were taking the incidents "very seriously".

They said extra signs had been installed and that they were looking at options for redirecting the path.

[...]

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-54616178
 

gordonrutter

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Cows in Scotland do not attack...

...Oh, hang on a minute...

Pentland Hills path may be rerouted after fourth attack by cows

Source: BBC News Scotland
Date: 21 October, 2020

A path in the Pentland Hills Regional Park on the outskirts of Edinburgh may be rerouted after a fourth person was attacked by cows in the area.

James Gentles, 60, needed stitches after being charged by one of the animals on Turnhouse Hill on Friday.

Mark Hartree, who was crushed by a cow at the same spot in September, has called for action to prevent any further attacks.

The herd's owners said they were taking the incidents "very seriously".

They said extra signs had been installed and that they were looking at options for redirecting the path.

[...]

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-54616178
The Pentland Hills are free entry, the bull will charge later...
 

Min Bannister

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Cows in Scotland do not attack...

...Oh, hang on a minute...

Pentland Hills path may be rerouted after fourth attack by cows

Source: BBC News Scotland
Date: 21 October, 2020

A path in the Pentland Hills Regional Park on the outskirts of Edinburgh may be rerouted after a fourth person was attacked by cows in the area.

James Gentles, 60, needed stitches after being charged by one of the animals on Turnhouse Hill on Friday.

Mark Hartree, who was crushed by a cow at the same spot in September, has called for action to prevent any further attacks.

The herd's owners said they were taking the incidents "very seriously".

They said extra signs had been installed and that they were looking at options for redirecting the path.

[...]

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-54616178
He added there had been reports of other people harming and chasing the cows.
Funny how this doesn't get mentioned as much.
 

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I think we have allready discussed this in this thread.
 

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Cow tipping was a local sport round here, they thought it funny to find a cow lying down and push it over then the poor moo could not get up, farmer would find them and push them back so they could get up, or me n the wife would if we saw them.
 

Kondoru

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Did I say this before? Sorry for stating the obvious again.
 

RaM

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I suppose when you have a sense of your own entitlement, and a belief that
the law will protect you from your own and others actions it comes as a
bit of a shock when you find out cows rarely read law.
 

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I suppose when you have a sense of your own entitlement, and a belief that
the law will protect you from your own and others actions it comes as a
bit of a shock when you find out cows rarely read law.
Not even when there's a Papal Bull about it?
 

EnolaGaia

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Australian cow observed and photographed chewing on a python ...
Cow caught chewing on a large python in outback northern Australia

A gobsmacked outback worker has captured photos of a cow apparently trying to swallow a snake in a bizarre roadside scene in remote northern Australia. ...

Refrigeration mechanic Andrew Gertz came across the bovine snake catcher as he drove on the deserted Sandover Highway about 300 kilometres from Lake Nash Station in the Northern Territory.

"When I got closer I could see it was a sand python hanging out of its mouth," said Mr Gertz ...

Mr Gertz said he couldn't figure out how the non-venomous snake's head came to be in the cow's mouth, speculating the cow might have stepped on or disturbed the snake that then "latched onto its tongue". ...

Western Queensland cattle grazier and natural historian Angus Emmott said cattle were known to scavenge on dead kangaroos and cattle to supplement their diets, especially in the red dust of outback Queensland, but he had no doubt python sucking was unusual.

"I have never seen one chew a snake," Mr Emmott said. ...
FULL STORY (With Photos):
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-28/cow-eating-snake-photos-outback-australia/12822382
 

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In a bad mood, their morale is low.

A study by Irish researchers has shown that cows who suffered ‘livestock lockdown’ may have been damaged emotionally.

Over the past year, humans have shown the psychological damage that lockdown can have on their wellbeing. New research led by Queen’s University in Belfast has shown that dairy cows may also suffer damaged emotional wellbeing from being locked down.

To conduct their study, the researchers gave 29 Holstein-Friesian dairy cows 18 days of overnight pasture access and 18 days of full-time indoor housing. Each cow was then trained to approach a food rewarded bucket location, but not approach another, unrewarded bucket location. After learning this task, to test judgement bias, the researchers presented cows with buckets in between the trained locations. Approaching these intermediate buckets would reflect an expectation of reward under ambiguity – an “optimistic” judgement bias, suggesting positive emotional states. ...

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40246964.html
 
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