Monday, 25 November 2013

"The cow that CAN jump over the moon..."

From The Daily Mail:

Cows have a reputation for standing placidly in fields.*

Not these beasts in Finland - who sprang and leaped over an obstacle course as if they were horses.

Farmers who gathered at an agricultural show picked their favourite animals for a bizarre 'bovine agility' contest, which pitched the 1,500-pound beasts against each other in a dusty arena.

The huge animals were pictured leaping over hurdles with one even clearing herself several feet from the ground.

They are actually training them to jump over fences?

This is madness, I tell you, madness.

* Oh no, they bloody well don't.


James Higham said...

And they have their eyes on you, Mark. They're watching.

Mark Wadsworth said...

JH, which is why I steer well clear of them.

microdave said...

"Cows have a reputation for standing placidly in fields.*"

Not in Norfolk, apparently:

Mark Wadsworth said...

MD, wow, there was me wondering what on earth a "relief cow" was. I imagined something like the bovine equivalent of "infantry reserves".