Again, my health fear of Cows has been vindicated!

Several of you mailed me to tell me about the recent tragedy with the two chaps (one of whom died) who were trampled by the cows.

Thanks for that.

Wiltshire cow crush death scene ‘chaotic’

The first paramedic at the scene where a man was trampled to death by a herd of cows and another man injured, has described it as “chaotic”.

The two men were walking their dogs through a field near Bradford-on-Avon when they were crushed by the animals.

One man, in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene while the other man was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with serious injuries.

They are waiting, watching and ready.

They are not happy.



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  1. StuartB · May 17, 2013

    It’s the way they stare at you as you pass by that gets me !! Doesn’t say in the article if there were any Cow Juniors there but Cows Senior and Junior and Men with Dogs is a volatile mix !!

  2. Alistair · May 17, 2013

    You hit the nail on the head, staring and chewing.

    And don’t forget all that sinister mooing !

  3. JP2 · May 17, 2013

    Silly sods….It’s sad that the future well wrapped meat products trampled that guy BUT didn’t he ever watch cowboy movies???Cows and steers ARE always looking for a chance to trample someone…The bovines mistook the walkers for their farmer and thought they’d have cow kibbles for them and when the gents tried to run the critters got upset and….there ya go….
    As a fly rod is abit light when it comes to persuading cows to go away, a stout wooden wading staff is recommended…or a lead weighted quirt….or a Martini Enfield….

  4. Ken Joslin · May 17, 2013

    The farmer on my syndicate water has put bullocks in his top field above where I was catching a few rising trout. It started raining and they waded across the river to shelter under a tree, muddying the water, so I decided to pass them and fish upstream. They thought this was great fun, surrounding me as I walked, running, jumping and kicking back with their back legs. This is the sort of thing we Southern Jessies have to put up with. Kelvin winos and druggies. Easy! Ken

  5. Alistair · May 17, 2013

    Ken, hang on I always thought those buggers don’t like water ?

  6. marcelkarssies · May 17, 2013

    Cows are for sure not afraid of water, in my stream we have a section
    called the cow bath – the buggers like the cool water on a hot summers day.