Wednesday, 12 July 2017

"Deadly cows: Some of the horrific cow related incidents in the North East and how you can keep safe"

A big thanks to Nick, who spotted this in (at?) Chronicle Live:

The region has seen some horrific deaths and injuries caused by trampling, a particular problem as summer rambling season approaches.

Injuries and deaths caused by cows are unfortunately not as uncommon as you might think in our region and beyond.

Cows pose a safety risk to ramblers and walkers and have even been identified as the most deadly large animals* in the UK...


* I can't think of much in the category of "large animals" except cows and horses, and there are a lot more cows than horses in the UK, so duh. (My wife reckoned she'd seen a brown bear in the woods recently, walking on all fours. It had very skinny legs, no claws, pointy horns and a swishy tail and was eating grass. Draw your own conclusions.)

Nick's comment: I saw it and thought of you, you chronicler of the deadly bovine menace amidst us all!

8 comments:

DCBain said...

FFS keep quiet about this otherwise Discovery Channel will send a bunch of shouty rednecks to make a farcical TV series about it. They won't find anything, of course; they never do . . .

pen seive said...

When I read the headline, I thought you were going on about Saturday night in Newcastle toon centa! How disappointing.

James Higham said...

Yesterday was apparently cow appreciation day. Thought there might have been festivities here. :)

Mark Wadsworth said...

DCB, I've only got freebies, no Discovery on that.

PS, that's racist.

JH, I didn't get that memo. Should we have all eaten steak yesterday?

Mark Wadsworth said...

Freebies = Freeview.

Lola said...

Isn't 'How It's Made' on Quest Freeview a Discovery made prog?

Mark Wadsworth said...

L, yes, but it's on Freeview now!

DBC Reed said...

Clearly a lot of townies here who have never, in their youth, been herded into a corner of a field by a lot of determined cows.