BOVINES

COWS ON DARTMOOR

Dartmoor. Famous for ponies (future post). And sheep. Also, cattle.Cattle on Dartmoor 5Cattle on Dartmoor 4Cattle on DartmoorCattle on Dartmoor 2Cattle on Dartmoor 3Cattle on Dartmoor 7Cattle on Dartmoor 6

CALF AT TOTNELL, DORSET

This small calf appeared in our garden one Sunday morning. We later learnt that he was newly-weaned and getting used to being bucket fed. However he had decided to explore from his farm home 1/2 mile away. We shut the yard gate to keep him from going back onto the road. He then nonchalantly wandered down to the vegetable garden and stepped over the low rabbit-proof fencing. Not a good place for him… In the end we persuaded him into our field – luckily empty of other occupants, and stock-proof. We located the owner in a couple of phone calls, and the adventurous calf was later collected*. Meanwhile, we had watched him gingerly practising grazing, perhaps for the first time.

*We weren’t there. It transpired that when approached, the calf had objected, jumped a barbed wire fence, a broad hedge (slightly trashed) and a ditch to reach the road, and run down the hill into the village… After a moderately dramatic finale involving several people, he was caught and put in the field where he should have been in the first place, before his adventure…

Calf at Totnell July 2013

PEACEFUL COWS ON MOTTISTONE DOWN, IOW

These cows were clustered close to the neolithic Long Stone in the November sunshineCows IoW 1Cows IoW 2Cows IoW 3Cows IoW 4Cows IoW 6Cows IoW 5

COWS IN THE MIST – NEAR LONG BREDY, DORSET

LONGHORN CATTLE AT ROUSHAM HOUSE, MAKING THEIR OWN TREE LEVEL 

A BULL & HIS COWS – SYNCHRONISED GRAZING, MUGELLO, ITALY

HIGHLAND COW – MORAYSHIRE, SCOTLAND

CATTLE BY MYNYDD TROED – POWYS, WALES

‘YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED…’      A BENIGN DEXTER BULL – DORSET

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