Man grooms enormous Highland cow

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A fiend of mine went to look at some Highlands with an eye to buying them. While he was there, a goat got too close to one of them. The bovine impaled the goat in the chest with a horn and tossed it over its shoulder.

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Man, farm animals can be very sweet if they’re used to human affection and this video certainly shows it. Though certainly bovines demand a lot of respect, after all cows kill more people than other animals thought to be more dangerous.

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Did your friend go ahead with the purchase?

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That’s honestly some pretty solid bovine proprioception; just skimmed neatly around him even as he kept moving. Especially impressive given that horns don’t have much in the way of sensory surface to provide feedback(unless it was actually a narwhal in a ghillie suit, that’s a different case).

I’m a trifle surprised by what the guy chose for grooming, however. If you want to de-thatch a juvenile aurochs a grooming implement that looks less specced for large dogs and more specced for landscaping would seem to be the order of the day.

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Correction; “Highland cow” should be; “Heeland coo”.

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Looks like a Highland bull to me.

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Pretty sure that’s a Highland bull (or steer), not a cow. Not that it likely gives much thought to gender pronouns.

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“Highland moo”, rather?

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It sacrificed a goat to the horns. Sad, but metal.

I can attest these things are wonderful to pet, there is a Highland festival every year near me in Ligonier at Idlewild, and Highland cattle are often there to pet.

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A festival you say? With luxurious cows to pet? :thinking:

Edit: For those curious about the festival, i looked it up:

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Ligonier Highland Days. Yup. Guiness on tap, meat pies, heavy objects regularly thrown. Men walking around in utility kilts.

It’s weird, but wonderful. I have a Scottish last name irl, I go every year.

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Sounds delightful tbh, i’m sure i have no Scottish heritage (possibly Irish but unconfirmed) but i would still have a ball at such a place :slight_smile:

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He did, but not that one.

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That’s one big mammal.

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Absolute unit

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Best cosplay idea ever.

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Cattle (gado in Portuguese) is how we ended up naming the herd of people who loyally supports Bolsonaro. I know better now. Forgive me, Hamish. Won’t do it again, I promise.

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