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Cows advice?

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Apr 2019
8:15pm, 30 Apr 2019
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Dave.O
I generally don't trust any animal bigger than me.
um
Apr 2019
9:12pm, 30 Apr 2019
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um
Bazo - yes, similarly at all time, thinking, 'if this turns nasty, where do we go' ...
um
1 Sep
5:14pm, 1 Sep 2020
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um
Bit of a hold up at the bridge today ...



But I got my camera monopod, extended it lile a switch, and waved it around a bit telling the cows to move on. The 2 on the bridge did, so we could cross.

But then they seemed to build their own confrontation. I left them to sort themselves out.
1 Sep
5:16pm, 1 Sep 2020
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Dvorak
Top cow/bridge action there, um.
jda
1 Sep
5:39pm, 1 Sep 2020
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jda
There are usually cows on one of my local routes and they've recently had a variety of bulls in with them, which seem to like standing or lying down resolutely in the middle of the path. Also calves. Never a bother though someone did get killed not far from here a few months ago (sounds like they had a dog with them). Closest I've had to trouble was a few years ago when a herd of heifers got frisky and started chasing me but they stopped pretty quickly when I turned and faced them down!

It's such a popular route (and a lot of people take dogs) that I think it's vanishingly unlikely that I'll be the first victim.







2 Sep
11:13am, 2 Sep 2020
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Bazoaxe
I forgot about this thread until I read the posts last night. Have just read a report in a local website that is a warning.

edinburghlive.co.uk

I don’t know exactly where this happened but I did encounter three cows on a path in that rough area a couple of years back.

I stopped and tried to work out what I should do as I was going uphill so getting to a safe place would be tricky. In the end I went for it carefully and they were not remotely interested although they did watch me as I passed. The unfortunate thing was they were between the path and the wall which would have been my escape route.
2 Sep
11:20am, 2 Sep 2020
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larkim
Saw this vid earlier in the year on cows; made sense to me, and made by a farmer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVSU54mzljg
um
2 Sep
11:27am, 2 Sep 2020
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um
Sometimes the cows just like messing with you ...

2 Sep
11:30am, 2 Sep 2020
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Dvorak
My first thought on reading Bazo's post was "coos in Western Hailes, eh". Reading the article ... "brutally attacked by a cow" - pfft. Maw coo and the bairns, he frightened the calves away, and then was surprised the mother took umbrage?

"President of Carnethy Hill Running Club" would have thought he'd actually know better. He's does now, I suppose. cow
2 Sep
11:33am, 2 Sep 2020
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compartmental
The cows on my routes dont seem to care in the slightest. Even if you give them a good poke to encourage them to get off the path. YMMV

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