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Cows Kill German Dog Walker in Austria
The Local ^ | 29 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/30/2014 7:49:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A 45-year-old German woman died when she was attacked by a herd of 20 cows and calves on Monday afternoon on an Alpine pasture in Tyrol's Stubaital valley.

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Police said the woman was inside the fenced area with her dog on a footpath, when around 20 of the animals became agitated and charged her.

Rescuers attempted to resuscitate the woman on the spot for 45 minutes, but she finally succumbed to her injuries, said the ÖAMTC Air Ambulance.

According to police, the herd probably took exception to the dog, as many cows see them as threats to their calves.

The animals are said to have previously not been known for aggressive behavior, according to a local witness.

There was a recent similar incident with a hiker, which ended without injury, police said.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cowsaustria; dog; germany
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1 posted on 07/30/2014 7:49:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I guess they didn’t want her...”running with the herd”!


2 posted on 07/30/2014 7:52:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway

And so it begins....


3 posted on 07/30/2014 7:52:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

I hate it when that happens.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 7:53:08 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: nickcarraway

If only she had a Pit Bull Or Cane Corso.


5 posted on 07/30/2014 7:53:28 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

Pamplona 2014 tour.


6 posted on 07/30/2014 7:54:32 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: dfwgator
And so it begins....

http://www.shagrat.net/Portfolio/cows.swf

7 posted on 07/30/2014 7:55:14 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dfwgator

We will fight for bovine freedom and hold our large heads high....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IJBbtkBMMs


8 posted on 07/30/2014 7:55:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

OMG I hope it wasn’t a COWNADO that killed her.


9 posted on 07/30/2014 7:56:00 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

10 posted on 07/30/2014 7:57:02 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

Just call it “People Tipping.”


11 posted on 07/30/2014 7:58:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

12 posted on 07/30/2014 8:00:08 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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13 posted on 07/30/2014 8:00:10 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: nickcarraway

Had a cow chase a dog under a pickup once, it was a moving pickup, cow committed road rage vs. dog, dog didn’t live...


14 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:18 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: nickcarraway

What police department do the cows work for?


15 posted on 07/30/2014 8:04:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wasn’t this a Southpark episode?


16 posted on 07/30/2014 8:08:49 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("911 is for when the backhoe won't start." JRandomFreeper)
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To: nickcarraway

In the bovine world, I suspect they would consider it sort of karma.


17 posted on 07/30/2014 8:10:55 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Clay Moore

18 posted on 07/30/2014 8:19:06 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: nickcarraway

I’m guessing her first mistake was walking with an unleashed dog directly into the cows grazing area. When animals feel threatened, they either fight or flee.


19 posted on 07/30/2014 8:22:11 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: cripplecreek

That was cute but they need to update it to Obama and gun control


20 posted on 07/30/2014 8:26:41 PM PDT by make no mistake
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To: nickcarraway

Daaaaaamn....


21 posted on 07/30/2014 8:28:25 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Patriot Babe

Mad Cow disease?


22 posted on 07/30/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
Apparently the woman was udderly cowed by these NAZI kuhs, And don't accuse me of milking the story for laughs. Also pardon me for horning in on your ping list. I did because I cud.

Early ad for Carnation Condensed Milk:

No teats to pull
No Hay to pitch
Just punch a hole
In that SOB

23 posted on 07/30/2014 9:05:07 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: Mastador1

or an Australian Cattle Dog.


24 posted on 07/30/2014 10:08:56 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

LOL!


25 posted on 07/30/2014 10:10:07 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: GraceG

When I was about 8 or so, my gramma’s psycho, 3 horned milk cow, named Blue Eyes, got out of the pasture and ran my poor little Poodle, Fifi through the potato patch, with me running and crying behind them and gramma bringing up the rear, screaming.

Just as Blue Eyes lowered her head to put one of her evil horns through Fifi, the dog doubled back and shot through the fence.

I hated that demon cow.


26 posted on 07/30/2014 10:12:43 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

“Moo...”
[BANG!]
“...Mooo.”


27 posted on 07/30/2014 10:12:44 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: nickcarraway

I call bull hocky on this (no pun intended).

Cows are the most docile and dumb creatures walking. Even if a dog is around.


28 posted on 07/30/2014 10:15:39 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Kenny Bunk
LOL! 👍
29 posted on 07/30/2014 10:16:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: RichInOC

How true!


30 posted on 07/30/2014 10:18:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

A good reporter would ask if a bull was in the pasture also.


31 posted on 07/30/2014 10:18:43 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Salamander

Or even a Corgi!


32 posted on 07/30/2014 10:52:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: berdie

Nope.

Grew up around ‘em.

Whether intentionally done or not, they caused more injuries than any of the other livestock, even pigs.


33 posted on 07/30/2014 11:20:23 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Mastador1

Yup!

[a pack of Rotts would be ideal]


34 posted on 07/30/2014 11:20:54 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Salamander

I have read enough on this board to know that you know your stuff.

But our experiences evidently are very different. I, also, was raised around cattle...pigs...goats...chickens...guineas...horses...you name it.

In fact, until four years ago (or so) I raised cattle. The drought pretty well put an end to that. Too expensive to have any kind of profit. If we have another year like this one...I might get back into it. Although, I’m getting older and I’m not sure I want that much work. This hiatus has spoiled me.

The only problem I ever had with the cattle was them getting tangled in the fence...or worse breaking thru it. I’ve had a lot more injuries from horses. :)

Now bulls...that is a different subject.

BTW, your taglines always crack me up!!


35 posted on 07/30/2014 11:56:14 PM PDT by berdie
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To: nickcarraway
According to police, the herd probably took exception to the dog, as many cows see them as threats to their calves.

No doubt the cattle saw her as a bipedal canine threat multiplier and acted accordingly.

BTW, when posting, please lose the distracting links (or at least code them as links). E.g., What do Germans think of Austrians? Vass not Onkel Adolf from zhere‽

36 posted on 07/31/2014 12:07:53 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Salamander

This ranch has been in the family since 1888, since the first cattle operation started there has been 7 deaths due to cattle. The first was my great grandfather.


37 posted on 07/31/2014 2:37:09 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: nickcarraway

Laugh all you want, but if you work with them long enough you can “read” the cow’s body language. I’ve backed away from many a cow when she went into defense mod.


38 posted on 07/31/2014 6:31:59 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

defense mod=defense mode.


39 posted on 07/31/2014 6:32:36 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Dusty Road

It amazes me that some consider cows slow, dumb and harmless.

I’m sorry for your loss.


40 posted on 07/31/2014 10:32:17 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: berdie

I thank God that your luck was different from what happens around here.

There are a lot of beef herds that pretty much stay in pastures, breeding and feeding without any human interference until it comes time for market.

The cattle tend to be “wild” and not very inclined to load up on trucks.

[could just be that the mountains have made us *all* crazy]

;D


41 posted on 07/31/2014 10:38:04 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: nickcarraway

...I know one thing: when cows start gettin’ together, it can’t be good.


42 posted on 07/31/2014 10:38:38 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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If only she had a Pit Bull Or Cane Corso.

+1

43 posted on 07/31/2014 10:44:27 AM PDT by Eaker (Dogs love to be hugged! Rescue and Hug One Today.)
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To: Salamander

After reading this thread I think you must be right about being lucky. It’s either luck or I’ve been around cattle that are slow witted all my life. :) I’ve always been able to traipse around pastures and attracted no negative attention. Several years ago I had 6 dogs that decided it was tremendous fun to “run” the cattle ‘round and ‘round the pastures. It took some doing to break them of this game they had invented.

The only creature I was ever scared of was a rooster my folks had when I was growing up. He was crafty and mean as all get out. I rejoiced the day he went to that great coop in the sky.


44 posted on 07/31/2014 1:23:39 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie
A cow can be mean and aggressive, we have had a few that were. But this story says that the whole herd attacked, that is unusual. Usually they would run away.
45 posted on 07/31/2014 1:32:31 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Salamander

I never knew that.

Worked on dairy farms from the age of 14 through 18 and only ever came across docile cows. Never had a problem with them.


46 posted on 07/31/2014 6:06:00 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Ditter

Agree...it would be really odd for a whole herd to attack.

Myself...I guess I have been lucky all these years and had docile cattle. I have been around crazy dogs, cats, parrots, horses, mean billie goats, chickens...well you get my drift.

I sure don’t doubt that a cow might be rogue...but I’ve never owned one. Thank goodness!!


47 posted on 07/31/2014 8:04:58 PM PDT by berdie
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To: nickcarraway

Cows with Guns...


48 posted on 07/31/2014 8:07:46 PM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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To: Kenny Bunk; Joe 6-pack; MEG33; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; nickcarraway; Salamander; GraceG
Lol, nice to see you Kenny and got a 'kick' out of your post. You are very 'punny', hehe.

But - I've got a story to tell you about COWS, and it was scary!

When my kids were little we had horses and needed another used saddle. I called a man about one and he said he had one but it was in a 'shed' out in a pasture and I could go and look at it.

So I drove out there, left my kids in the locked car [cool weather!], climbed the fence and walked way out the pasture to the shed. Took a look at the saddle and when I came out of the shed it was surrounded by cattle!!

Turns out the food was kept in the shed and they thought I was there to feed them. So - all these cattle are mooing, snorting and grunting and I didn't know what to do, lol. I needed to get back to my kids but was frankly scared.

Pondered for a bit and finally decided I had to try so I started walking through them and thankfully they didn't smush me and when I got through the last of them I started running for the fence. A few of them even turned and started to follow me.

This is what they looked like without a fence between them and me........


49 posted on 08/03/2014 1:22:06 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: potlatch

That would be scary!


50 posted on 08/03/2014 2:01:46 PM PDT by MEG33 (Thank You To All Who Serve Our Country)
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