11 September 2013

Trapped

What can be more invigorating and peaceful than a walk in the countryside? Well when Jennifer O'Malley and Dave Alden went for a walk in Cornwall just last week, they encountered not just one but two angry bulls - at the same time! For an hour they perched nervously on the wooden stile between  two fields before scrambling to safety along the brambly hedgerow. If they hadn't done that they'd have probably still been there today. I'm going to call the bull on the left Robert and the bull on the right John. I don't know why but this amateur clip made me laugh:-

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  1. Oh heavens! We once walked through a field with two bulls. It had a warning sign and we were very watchful. Naughty farmers. Perhaps they don't like people walking through their property? Aussie farmers wouldn't allow it but it is such a wonderful thing to be able to do in the UK. I wonder if there are consequences for the situation. Will the farmers be required to move the bulls?

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    1. Helen - farmers should not keep lone bulls in fields that have public footpaths passing through them. Two weeks ago a farmer was jailed after one of his bulls killed a rambler. You can't argue with a mad bull.

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  2. I nearly wet myself.
    Daft devils why didn't they just climb down and give it a slap. They are not nasty but just curious. The dogs would have loved this encounter.
    I had to rescue a dozen ramblers from a hundred viscous sheep last year. They were corralled next to a stile and had been for twenty minutes.
    If that bull really had a monkey on he would have destroyed the stile. He was only seeking a little entertainment. A good job it wasn't a windy day. The cows and horses love half a gale. They really act silly then.

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    1. You sound like Action Man Adrian - unperturbed even by snorting bulls!

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  3. The big bull on the left really has his act together, complete with scary sound effects. The one on the right seemed mostly to be observing. How nice that people in the UK can commune with nature like that.

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    1. Communing with Nature usually involves a frolic through a forest listening to birdsong - not being trapped on a stile by testosterone-fuelled bulls!

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  4. Oh my goodness. The bulls were definitely in charge here. LOL!

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  5. Oh my goodness. The bulls were definitely in charge here. LOL!

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  6. I think John might be a cow. In heat.

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