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When Cows Attack
07-29-2014, 04:16 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I was surprised to learn that not only do cows attack, as with the German hiker who was killed by a herd of cows and their calves last Monday, but that it happens more often than one would think.

Quote:How can this be? You rarely hear about a cow killing a human, but it happens about 20 times every year. Between 2003 and 2008, 108 people in the United States died from injuries caused by cattle, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 27 times the whopping 4 people killed in shark attacks in the United States during the same time period, according to the International Shark Attack File. - See more at: http://www.physiciansweekly.com/statisti...uCOcn.dpuf

Quote:22 people are killed in the U.S. every year from these seemingly docile creatures. They're fun to pet, but getting kicked in the head by one ... not as fun.

Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals...z38rYRE8SZ[/quote]
Quote:[quote]“Cows are normally just a part of the view, but they are bloody big things when they get up close up and personal,” says David Rix, who lives close to the field and is a keen walker. “It almost always involves dogs and protective behaviour by cows, and the owners must take a degree of responsibility. But there are thousands of fields in Wiltshire and what’s strange is that it has happened here more than once.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/country...l-him.html
07-29-2014, 04:37 PM #2
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"but getting kicked in the head by one ... not as fun."

What the heck are people doing to put themselves in a situation where a cow can kick them in the head? dunno.gif
Cows are... not exactly kangaroos.

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07-29-2014, 04:40 PM #3
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07-29-2014, 04:43 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-29-2014, 04:37 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  "but getting kicked in the head by one ... not as fun."

What the heck are people doing to put themselves in a situation where a cow can kick them in the head? dunno.gif
Cows are... not exactly kangaroos.

Supposedly, people are patting them and I guess when they walk away or behind the cow...bonk!
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07-29-2014, 04:48 PM #5
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all animals are dangerous.
07-29-2014, 04:50 PM #6
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Strange, the cows I was around growing up slinked away if you tried to pet them... And the first rule of horses and cows is never get behind them.
Farm animals can be unpredictable though, but I don't ever recall a cow accident around my hometown.
A couple of guys with prosthetic arms from a corn picker yes.

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07-29-2014, 04:51 PM #7
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(07-29-2014, 04:48 PM)failboat Wrote:  all animals are dangerous.

lol.gif Goldfish are pretty okay.

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07-29-2014, 04:53 PM #8
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We used to take home our Aunt's cows every afternoon. If mom would have ever heard of a cow incident we would never have been allowed to do it. I have to see if I can find any cow caused death stats for Finland. lol
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07-29-2014, 04:57 PM #9
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(07-29-2014, 04:51 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-29-2014, 04:48 PM)failboat Wrote:  all animals are dangerous.

lol.gif Goldfish are pretty okay.

that's what the establishment told you. chuckle.gif
07-29-2014, 04:58 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-29-2014, 04:50 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Strange, the cows I was around growing up slinked away if you tried to pet them... And the first rule of horses and cows is never get behind them.
Farm animals can be unpredictable though, but I don't ever recall a cow accident around my hometown.
A couple of guys with prosthetic arms from a corn picker yes.

The rule of when being behind a horse (and cow) is to 1. let them know you are there and 2. stay as close to the animal's rear as possible, so that if they are to kick up then you will be pushed away - the further away you are from the back end the more likely you will be kicked instead of being pushed aside.
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07-29-2014, 05:00 PM #11
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(07-29-2014, 04:53 PM)Octo Wrote:  We used to take home our Aunt's cows every afternoon. If mom would have ever heard of a cow incident we would never have been allowed to do it. I have to see if I can find any cow caused death stats for Finland. lol

you and jr grew up on farms? blink.gif
07-29-2014, 05:06 PM #12
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No, not really. But we spent the summers where my Aunt had a few cows. All the villagers had cows back then. Cow poop everywhere! BaconDance.gif The wild strawberries were amazing!
07-29-2014, 05:08 PM #13
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(07-29-2014, 04:53 PM)Octo Wrote:  We used to take home our Aunt's cows every afternoon. If mom would have ever heard of a cow incident we would never have been allowed to do it. I have to see if I can find any cow caused death stats for Finland. lol

Was the cow ever spooked by anything or anyone, such as a dog?
07-29-2014, 05:10 PM #14
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(07-29-2014, 05:00 PM)failboat Wrote:  
(07-29-2014, 04:53 PM)Octo Wrote:  We used to take home our Aunt's cows every afternoon. If mom would have ever heard of a cow incident we would never have been allowed to do it. I have to see if I can find any cow caused death stats for Finland. lol

you and jr grew up on farms? blink.gif

I grew up in a rural community in Indiana. I worked in the summer on farms from the time I was 14.

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07-29-2014, 05:14 PM #15
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(07-29-2014, 05:10 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-29-2014, 05:00 PM)failboat Wrote:  
(07-29-2014, 04:53 PM)Octo Wrote:  We used to take home our Aunt's cows every afternoon. If mom would have ever heard of a cow incident we would never have been allowed to do it. I have to see if I can find any cow caused death stats for Finland. lol

you and jr grew up on farms? blink.gif

I grew up in a rural community in Indiana. I worked in the summer on farms from the time I was 14.

i started working when i was dunno 18? 19? lol.gif
times have definitely changed. damned.gif



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