Saturday, 3 September 2016

Spotted cows arguing on a day trip!

I'm not quite sure what to make of this!
It was fascinating!

Cows fighting from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a great capture. ... this from Merck Vet Manual "Aggression in cattle is usually a result of fear, learning, and hormonal state. Aggression between cows is worse than that between bulls. Horned cattle will bunt (push or strike with the horns) and strike an opponent on the side. Polled cows will use their head as a battering ram. Two cows can fight for a long period with resting periods in between. Each cow will rest while pushing its muzzle between the udder and hindquarter of the other cow to immobilize it." On the lighter side - there is this! Thanks for the Saturday smilies!!! YAM xx

William Kendall said...

I can't recall ever seeing cows do that. The calves don't seem to like it.

Red said...

This quite common for cows. I would think it has something to do with dominance. there is a lead cow and all others follow her.

Powell River Books said...

I wonder what makes cows argue. Maybe who can make the best chocolate milk shakes. - Margy

Anvilcloud said...

Butting heads: kind of like arguing on Twitter or FB.