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(SFGate)   CHP performs dramatic helicopter rescue of two hikers who tripped and hurt themselves after being frightened by cow   (sfgate.com) divider line
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2020-08-10 4:19:48 PM  
This sounds like the rescue crew just wanted to use the helicopter but who knows how far away they were.

Other than the rescue, I wonder if subby has been charged down by a 1500+ pound animal.  Cows are mostly docile but they can get pissed off.  I've been charged by both cow and bull - one bull was a very close call and the most pissed off I had ever seen livestock and scared the living shiat out of me.

A few years ago, there was a CO hiker (if I remember) that posted a pic of a cow that had charged them.  It knocked them down and they used their hiking poles to fend it off.  They retreated to some thick, skinny and tightly packed trees where, now safe, were able to get a pic of the cow with a bloodied nose (from the hiking poles) that was *still* fronting the hiker.
 
2020-08-10 4:19:59 PM  
Subby, a cow can fark your world straight to hell if it decides it wants to. They usually don't want to, but nobody who actually works with them takes anything about them for granted.
 
2020-08-10 4:31:54 PM  
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2020-08-10 4:36:30 PM  
I'd bet these folks were not paying attention, didn't notice the calf in the tall grass, and walked along that fire road between two.
 
2020-08-10 5:01:31 PM  
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2020-08-10 5:04:31 PM  

Pocket Ninja: but nobody who actually works with them takes anything about them for granted.


Aye, shes a fickle mistress with a face as plain as the side of a barn and a heart filled with madness.
 
2020-08-10 5:05:24 PM  
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2020-08-10 5:06:58 PM  
i suppose that  one of the the last things I'd expect to see while hiking in a park is a charging cow.  I'd run also.  I'm glad they're okay...they could have been killed.

The only stupid I see in this story is subby's tag.
 
2020-08-10 5:08:20 PM  
Hostile Cow Attack is the name of my Amish Pantera cover band.
 
2020-08-10 5:09:22 PM  
My relatives are dairy farmers, if a cow gets pissed off you will regret it.
 
2020-08-10 5:13:16 PM  
People think cows are dumb and slow. They're surprisingly fast, agile and will fark you up if they feel like it.
There is no shame in running from an angry cow.
 
2020-08-10 5:13:46 PM  
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2020-08-10 5:13:49 PM  
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2020-08-10 5:19:12 PM  
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2020-08-10 5:20:22 PM  

EasilyDistracted: i suppose that  one of the the last things I'd expect to see while hiking in a park is a charging cow.  I'd run also.  I'm glad they're okay...they could have been killed.

The only stupid I see in this story is subby's tag.


I'm guessing Subby is one of those rural douchebags who thinks he's superior to city folks, even though if you dropped him into any town larger than 15,000 people his tiny inbred brain would shut down and you'd find him in the fetal position in an alleyway.
 
2020-08-10 5:23:39 PM  

Tom_Slick: My relatives are dairy farmers, if a cow gets pissed off you will regret it.


lol, the second time I went to a GF's house up in Royston I was riding back on back roads (I think it was on 106) when I went around a curve and COWS!  ScreeeeechSTOP.  About 15 of them got loose and were happily standing in the road.  My bike must have realllllly intimidated them.  I could by the way one dropped a massive pie in the middle of the road and after about a minute they sauntered off.
 
2020-08-10 5:26:37 PM  
So...wild cow? That's not something I'd expect to encounter on the average hike.
 
2020-08-10 5:39:41 PM  

El_Dan: So...wild cow? That's not something I'd expect to encounter on the average hike.


Almost any hiking in the Bay Area involves sharing trails with cattle. The entire area is a giant cow grazing land (see Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast for a pre-Gold Rush description of the place). Both people and cows generally just ignore each other. The only way to piss one off is what these hikers must have done, which is get too close to a calf.
 
2020-08-10 5:39:50 PM  
"Oh, for the love of Cow"
 
2020-08-10 5:43:46 PM  
I'll cast my vote with the Farkers who realize that cattle can be incredibly dangerous if they want.

Remember, they are just domesticated versions of animals that share a lot of DNA with Bison and we all take great delight in commenting when some moron gets stomped at Yellowstone.

Exhibit A:
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Also keep in mind they are related to the Guar. The largest of the wild cattle.
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2020-08-10 5:44:19 PM  
I have read enough Louis L'Amour to be expert in all things cow.
 
2020-08-10 5:46:06 PM  
Those hikers should be glad that the cow was not trained in the martial arts.

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2020-08-10 5:52:07 PM  

bingethinker: I'm guessing Subby is one of those rural douchebags who thinks he's superior to city folks, even though if you dropped him into any town larger than 15,000 people his tiny inbred brain would shut down and you'd find him in the fetal position in an alleyway.


Wouldn't the "Rural Douchebag" with his "tiny inbred brain" be the one who would know how dangerous a cow is and thus wouldn't make fun of someone for running away from one?

Or were you just looking for a reason to rant about people you hate?
 
2020-08-10 5:59:03 PM  

TortugaKat: Hostile Cow Attack is the name of my Amish Pantera cover band.


I love the good shredding of a butter churner
 
2020-08-10 5:59:37 PM  

Tom_Slick: My relatives are dairy farmers, if a cow gets pissed off you will regret it.


Don't try to milk this thread
 
2020-08-10 6:03:12 PM  
Old Glory needs to offer a new line of insurance.
 
2020-08-10 6:06:14 PM  
One of the hikers identified...

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2020-08-10 6:08:40 PM  
Cows can be nasty sumbiatches.  Back in the 70s when teen city boy me hung out with farmer cousin I would ask "so, um, whatcha wanna do?".  He would reply "Well, we could go talk to the cows"  I thought that was really weird until it got really quiet, and I heard "He's gonna kill us for dinner".  Looked around, my cousin was fine and had apparently heard nothing.

Then my uncle and my cousin loaded a buncha cows onto  a truck, we went to a small town in the middle of nowhere, Illinois, and all I heard was "There are souvenir bottle caps in the coke machine"

/ between the 2 of us we never won a prize with those bottlecaps
// we spent a good 30 minutes parsing those things 2-3 times a week
/// back then small pop bottles with bottlecaps was A Big Thing
 
2020-08-10 7:03:40 PM  
"Cows Are Freaky When They Look At You" is a book about hippie pot-farming in Lawrence Kansas during the 60s; if that's how people react to cows when high, I definitely wouldn't recommend tripping around them.
 
2020-08-10 7:21:43 PM  
Yep. Any full grown cow can kill you if it decides it wants to.
 
2020-08-10 7:47:19 PM  

NEDM: bingethinker: I'm guessing Subby is one of those rural douchebags who thinks he's superior to city folks, even though if you dropped him into any town larger than 15,000 people his tiny inbred brain would shut down and you'd find him in the fetal position in an alleyway.

Wouldn't the "Rural Douchebag" with his "tiny inbred brain" be the one who would know how dangerous a cow is and thus wouldn't make fun of someone for running away from one?

Or were you just looking for a reason to rant about people you hate?


Rural doesn't necessarily mean cow farm.  Most of the country folk that I know aren't farmers at all, although most of 'em love their pickup trucks.  (And, unfortunately, many still love their confederate flags, even though they live in the northeast.)
 
2020-08-10 7:51:38 PM  
Never trust the cows

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2020-08-10 8:10:11 PM  

bingethinker: EasilyDistracted: i suppose that  one of the the last things I'd expect to see while hiking in a park is a charging cow.  I'd run also.  I'm glad they're okay...they could have been killed.

The only stupid I see in this story is subby's tag.

I'm guessing Subby is one of those rural douchebags who thinks he's superior to city folks, even though if you dropped him into any town larger than 15,000 people his tiny inbred brain would shut down and you'd find him in the fetal position in an alleyway.


you can borrow my Prep-H but you have to use your own applicator.
 
2020-08-10 9:18:06 PM  
In their tongue she is called BOVAKIIN... The Cattleborn!  Her mighty Mu'um can strike a man down with a shout!
 
2020-08-10 9:40:06 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Subby, a cow can fark your world straight to hell if it decides it wants to. They usually don't want to, but nobody who actually works with them takes anything about them for granted.


Subby probably also doesn't know that deer kill people, antlers or no. They rear up and jab with their front hooves and can kill people. At the Grand Canyon, it's from people feeding the deer, they lose their fear of humans, and start attacking people who don't feed them.

But yeah, I wouldn't fark with a pissed off cow..
 
2020-08-10 9:43:29 PM  

El_Dan: So...wild cow? That's not something I'd expect to encounter on the average hike.


Large portions of public land are open to grazing. Ranchers get a deal, the cows help keep grass and brush under control. We occasionally saw cattle in the mountains when I grew up in Idaho, but we always saw water tanks, salt licks, and cow pies... The cows are there, you just don't always see them, and if this was a 'wild' once, it just means that it wandered off from its herd and the rancher never managed to find her.
 
2020-08-11 12:13:17 AM  
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2020-08-11 1:11:08 AM  
I worked with a guy who artificially inseminated cows. He put them in the steel cage thingie for a reason.
 
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2020-08-11 12:32:10 PM  

waxbeans: TortugaKat: Hostile Cow Attack is the name of my Amish Pantera cover band.

I love the good shredding of a butter churner


Mose Anselmo is approximately one and a half times angrier then Phil.
 
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