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Wanderingson
10-10-2006, 10:02
You have got to check this one out.

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15374&Itemid=146

Now I know the real deal with Mad Cow Disease.

K0OPG
10-10-2006, 11:15
Yeah..."hit it in it's nose"...what as it is running over you.

they can move pretty quickly and I am not a professional bullfighter and am not going to stand there and try and hit it in it's nose!!!

Just throw your bear-bag rope around the neck and go for a ride!

Lone Wolf
10-10-2006, 11:17
I would Glockatize the bitches and start slicing up steaks.:)

Outlaw
10-10-2006, 11:32
Has anyone noticed that hikers got dissed in this article, "The cows mainly target hikers, so it’s not like it’s a major loss."? (see 2nd paragraph).:eek:

Long feet
10-10-2006, 12:12
Has anyone noticed that hikers got dissed in this article

I sure did. How about this one; "It is possible that the thin air of the high mountains decreases the flow of oxygen to hikersí brains and allows them to think that calf-caressing is a good idea."

You know, that could account for a lot of behavior.... :D

The Weasel
10-10-2006, 12:24
Well, I guess that means I'm not going to do my Saudi thru hike, if they thimk that i reel dumm, huh.

The Weasel

twosticks
10-10-2006, 13:04
But what if, after bopping the cow in the nose.... this happens...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GPawnP7cpQ&mode=related&search=

Wanderingson
10-10-2006, 13:47
This guy is really an Einstien in the making with this quote:

"If I were a cow - and it has been suggested that I was one in a previous life - I would not like people waving sticks in my face either..."

vipahman
10-10-2006, 14:05
It was a pretty funny article. Those Saudis definitely need to caress some cows instead of boxcutters and airplanes.

Gaiter
10-10-2006, 17:38
Here is another mad cow story, and it happened to me!!! the second link is lil'red's version since she was able to watch the whole thing unfold.
lol, I think its the best story from my section this summer.
read the next to last paragraph on my site:
http://homepage.mac.com/thickredhair/Welcome/Personal9.html
http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=143516

and there is pictures of the chase as well:
right before he chased me
http://homepage.mac.com/thickredhair/Welcome/PhotoAlbum1.html
him chasing me
http://www.trailjournals.com/photos.cfm?id=157436

Lilred
10-11-2006, 00:17
Here is another mad cow story, and it happened to me!!! the second link is lil'red's version since she was able to watch the whole thing unfold.
lol, I think its the best story from my section this summer.
read the next to last paragraph on my site:
http://homepage.mac.com/thickredhair/Welcome/Personal9.html
http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=143516

and there is pictures of the chase as well:
right before he chased me
http://homepage.mac.com/thickredhair/Welcome/PhotoAlbum1.html
him chasing me
http://www.trailjournals.com/photos.cfm?id=157436


Yup, retelling that story always brings a good laugh. From my vantage point, it was hilarious. As Hanna kept backtracking, the cows kept coming. Swiss cows got nothing on our AT cows.

Gaiter
10-11-2006, 00:44
Swiss cows got nothing on our AT cows.

lol, so true.

Outlaw
10-11-2006, 11:30
Swiss cows got nothing on our AT cows.

FYI, the "AT Cow" that "followed" you is a Scottish Highland cow. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.fife.50megs.com/serenity/Photo%2520Tour%2520Images/Highland%2520Cow_jpg.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.fife.50megs.com/serenity/serenity-highland-cow.htm&h=364&w=300&sz=27&hl=en&start=17&tbnid=we9LA9d_bwcxlM:&tbnh=121&tbnw=100&prev=/images%3Fq%3DScottish%2BHighlander%2BCow%2B%26svnu m%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG They are pretty docile breed, but you do have to be somewhat careful of their horns.

Gaiter
10-11-2006, 13:45
I know cows are dumb and usually docile, but I REALLY DON'T LIKE COWS (lil'red can varifiy that). And this one w/ the horns and the look he had on his face (not the same look as the close up taken from the other side of the fence), i really just didn't want to deal with him, I think he was just curious, but it was really creepy/freaky when he started following me and then again when he was waiting for us, blocking the stile.
Nonetheless it made a very funny story.
I'm better about being around cows, later in my hike (near the keffer oak) when there was a cow in front of a footbridge, I just asked her kindly to move, and she did, she also wasn't staring me down and following me though. At the same footbridge a cow was blocking another hiker earlier that day, and he started yelling at it to move but it just stood there, didn't budge for 30 min.

Hanna

Outlaw
10-11-2006, 15:16
Yeah, I'm aware most cows are dumb and can't speak. LOL Actually, Scottish Highlands are an extremely docile and overly-friendly breed of cattle. The only danger comes if you and their horns accidentally meet. There is a farm nearby that has a Scottish Highland penned that people can go right up to her (Rosie is her name) to pet and hand feed. IMHO they seem to stare at you a little funny 'cause they often have really long hair draped across their eyes.

The Weasel
10-11-2006, 15:30
I've had three contacts with cows on the AT. One was seen from a hundred yards away, on the other side of a fence, who ignored me. The second was a herd of them, as I climbed the hill where they were grazing. They weren't happy I was there, and made a lot of noise and threatening stares. Then there is the longhorn herd at Roan Mtn.....it had one honking big damn bull who stood on the trail, facing me, with just this real, "Yeah, sucker, you keep walkin' and see how it feels" look in its eye. He was about 100 yards off and slowly started pacing towards me. I left the trail and circled around him and the herd, at least 200 yards, facing them the whole time. You guys can have your bear or boar or eagle or whatever confrontations and talk about them, but me? Hey! Easy compared to cows.

The Weasel

Outlaw
10-11-2006, 15:45
Then there is the longhorn herd at Roan Mtn.....it had one honking big damn bull who stood on the trail, facing me, with just this real, "Yeah, sucker, you keep walkin' and see how it feels" look in its eye. The Weasel

That bull must of figured you to be a lawyer.:eek: That's one smart bull!:D

Gaiter
10-12-2006, 21:21
Then there is the longhorn herd at Roan Mtn.....it had one honking big damn bull who stood on the trail, facing me, with just this real, "Yeah, sucker, you keep walkin' and see how it feels" look in its eye. He was about 100 yards off and slowly started pacing towards me. I left the trail and circled around him and the herd, at least 200 yards, facing them the whole time. You guys can have your bear or boar or eagle or whatever confrontations and talk about them, but me? Hey! Easy compared to cows.

The Weasel

Yeah the longhorn/cow that i had to deal with was just north of roan mtn. on the houston ridge, I heard that there were other longhorns in that pasture, but he was the only one w/ horns that i saw. Cows were one thing I wasn't prepared to deal with, I hadn't read anything or heard anyone talk about them, I didn't expect to have to deal so much with cows and cow pastures, I really don't like cows.

Hanna

irritable_badger
10-13-2006, 00:38
The cattle on Roan Mtn are Watusi cattle, an African breed known for it's easy going (read lazy) manner and almost complete lack of territorial protection.

(I only know all that because they have a new sign posted on the info board there talking about their "green" methods of managing the property)