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LesPalenik

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Cow attack in Tyrol Mountains
« on: June 07, 2017, 11:20:30 PM »

A hiker in the Austrian Alps was fatally gored when a cow charged at her.
Similar death occured in Tyrol in 2014.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/07/hiker-gored-to-death-by-cow-in-austrian-alps

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Re: Cow attack in Tyrol Mountains
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 04:29:53 PM »

I hate the practice of cows dehorning (particularly of the Braunvieh), now I must admit it makes sense... I hope only that the killers weren't (Swiss) Original Braunvieh...
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Re: Cow attack in Tyrol Mountains
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 03:11:22 AM »

In Switzerland, there has been a steady increase of those attacks. It looks like when calves are around, cows become more protective. Also, hikers with dogs seem to trigger attacks…
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Re: Cow attack in Tyrol Mountains
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Re: Cow attack in Tyrol Mountains
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 04:07:02 PM »

Brata hut under siege...
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Re: Cow attack in Tyrol Mountains
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 05:33:54 AM »

Nice shot but they look quite weird without horns…
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Re: Cow attack in Tyrol Mountains
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 02:32:32 PM »

I hate the practice of cows dehorning (particularly of the Braunvieh), now I must admit it makes sense... I hope only that the killers weren't (Swiss) Original Braunvieh...

Happens everywhere, and the horns aren't necessary for these large animals to be dangerous: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/13/former-oxford-don-trampled-death-herd-cows/

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Re: Cow attack in Tyrol Mountains
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 10:40:02 PM »

I was thinking of this story last night as the cows watched me cross their field.  :o
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Re: Cow attack in Tyrol Mountains
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2017, 04:11:24 AM »

Nice shot but they look quite weird without horns…

As if they were gone to the barber...
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