Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Cattle news

Via JuliaM from Chronicle Live:

Police shot dead an escaped cow following a massive operation involving armed officers and a helicopter.

The beast was one of three to escape from a farm in Wallsend yesterday afternoon. Northumbria Police deployed marksmen, aerial support and, eyewitnesses said, 15 to 20 cars, closing roads in a bid to keep the animals off the busy A1058 Coast Road...

Glorious article, worth reading in full. Keystone Cops.

From The Daily Mail:

A hiker enjoying one of the most beautiful national parks in the French Alps was gorged to death by a bull in front of his terrified wife, it has emerged.

The horrific killing took place close to the idyllic mountain village of Reallon as the unnamed 59-year-old victim was enjoying a Sunday morning stroll.

As he and his wife crossed a field full of cows in the Ecrins National Park, in south east France, the bull came charging towards them...

Gruesome, gruesome article. Read at your peril.


Bayard said...

"was gorged to death by a bull"

Carnivorous bulls? Gruesome indeed!

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, well spotted!