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Cow leaps over fence - crushes car

Posted on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 | Comment icon 23 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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In a bizarre accident a man's car was squashed after a cow leapt over a fence and landed on it.

Robert Gould has counted himself lucky to be alive following the freak accident, the cow had been attempting to flee a farm but died at the scene after leaping on to the road. "I am now looking out for low-flying cows when I am driving," Mr Gould commented.

"The frightened Friesian has written off Robert's Citroen C5 after denting the bonnet and breaking a wheel after bounding onto the busy road."

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Comment icon #14 Posted by Jerry Only on 15 August, 2011, 19:04
Well, they've been bred for stupidity and semi-docility for a long time. When I was a kid (back in the cretaceous period) I watched one eat a whole pile of prickly pear cactus - thorns sticking out of her mouth and tongue and lips and I knew then, they couldn't be too bright. But we didn't breed the leaping out them apparently. But that was smartest move it could ever do in its lifetime. Just happened that it escaped its impending doom, only to meet a random big chunk of metal cruising down the road; Wile E. Coyote style. It was going to die by the hand of man eventually anyway. At least it we... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Lilly on 15 August, 2011, 19:40
cows aren't stupid. I have seen them show great compasion for their young and fellow herd members. More than I have seen in most humans actually I tend to disagree. Cows are fairly nice animals and do indeed have a strong herd instinct. However, they aren't all that bright when compared to other domestic animals. For example, pigs are much smarter than cows.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Farmerboy on 15 August, 2011, 21:02
LOL i liked this bit ......It Leapt it hey , they make it sound like it broke the long jump world record , 3 foot is not a very high fence TiP. I was gonna say the same lol You'd want at least a 4 or 4 1/2ft fence but I've seen them leap that when the mood takes them I wouldnt say they are too stupid, tho they do have their moments. Ive had a few during milking who had learnt to shake themselves loose and sneak off and steal dairy nuts....... the lengths ive seen them go to get some youd think it was cow cocaine!
Comment icon #17 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 16 August, 2011, 13:57
Must seen a Burger King truck driving by. It's certainly not McDonald's. LOL!
Comment icon #18 Posted by Taut on 17 August, 2011, 23:34
cows aren't stupid. I have seen them show great compasion for their young and fellow herd members. More than I have seen in most humans actually Um, excuse me, My inlaws have a cattle ranch and I've been around them most of my life and I promise.....they are stupid. I didn't say they didn't have instincts, I said they are increasingly bred for docility, which means dumb, uncontentious. The ones that give them trouble, or are threatening go immediately to market and they keep the passive breeders, like most cattle ranchers.
Comment icon #19 Posted by UFO_Monster on 18 August, 2011, 1:36
Imagine telling this to your insurance company.
Comment icon #20 Posted by tipotep on 18 August, 2011, 5:16
Imagine telling this to your insurance company. A friend of mine a few years ago was driving his car down his driveway , his dad had a few cows roaming the property ..... long story short one of the cows decided to stand in front of the car and when my friend stopped an tooted his horn the stupid cow tried to mount the car and put two huge dints in the bonnet where it hoofs had been , it was either a trans-gender thing or one stupid cow Either way he had an interesting conversation with the insurance company ! Tip.
Comment icon #21 Posted by little_dreamer on 19 August, 2011, 0:01
I was driving to work recently and there was a cow next to the road, outside its fence. The fence had to be repaired. Luckily the cow had no death wish that day.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Tokoloshe on 19 August, 2011, 9:15
Kung -fu cow! what a very good reason to avoid a fine.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Rhincewind on 20 August, 2011, 21:06
Um, excuse me, My inlaws have a cattle ranch and I've been around them most of my life and I promise.....they are stupid. I didn't say they didn't have instincts, I said they are increasingly bred for docility, which means dumb, uncontentious. The ones that give them trouble, or are threatening go immediately to market and they keep the passive breeders, like most cattle ranchers. And when was the last time you gave a cow an intelligence test? I am not surprised by the selective breeding for submisiveness. Any that show signs of unhappiness at their treatment and dare to show it and They are k... [More]


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