Attacked by a heifer............

  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 05, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    I have had a very eventful day to day. So I'm going to tell you all about it because..........well, I am looking for attention icon_smile.gif

    At about 4:30 pm to day my father ask me to give him a hand to bring in a heifer that was sick. Those are heifers that he bought, and they are not used of me so when a stranger gets near them they can go a little crazy. Two of those went crazy, jumping walls. I spent from 4:30 pm till 10 pm to night chasing those heifers and we still have one to get tomorrow. She is with next doors heard.

    Anyway, the one we did get attacked me three times. I am lucky that I am not in the hospital tonight. I am 40 years of age, and I have lived on the farm all my life. Working with cows, cattle and pigs. I have never been attacked by an animal before. I have never had an animal so pissed off with me. I have never been afraid of a farm animal before. I am now. I hope it will pass.

    Anyone ever been attacked by a farm animal? Are you now afraid of them? Will I get over it?

    Mike
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    May 05, 2008 10:58 PM GMT
    I was chased by a bull when I was a teenager. Fortunately I was between the bull and the fense so beat him to it, and up and over it, before he got to me, and yes I was scared !!! I'm sure you'll get over it though in a few weeks. Having been to Ireland, and loving the countryside there, I'll bet your farm is beautifull. I'm glad that cow didn't paint some stone wall or fense red with you !!! Hope you never have that experience again !!!
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    May 05, 2008 11:03 PM GMT
    The same thing, kind of, happened to me when I was 16.
    I was helping my cousin give a new heifer a shot, some kind of cow vaccine, I have no idea what it was. He wanted me to accompany him into the stall. That damn heifer bolted passed my cousin pinned me to the side of the stall as I was coming into the gate and scraped me across the wood fence as she ran out the gate. We spent hours chasing her and trying to get her back into the stall. She charged both of us on several occasions. Luckily, she touched her nose to the electric fence and ran back to the stall as fast as she could run. My cousin closed the gate and gave her the damn shot.

    When I was six I was attacked by a huge flying monster in my uncle's barn. It was a Sunday afternoon and the family was over at my uncle's farm. It was really boring, all the old folks were sitting around talking about, whatever. It was a nice day out and I asked if I could go out and play. Mom and my Aunt said it was OK and I checked out the barn. I went in and all of a sudden, a huge flying monster was all over me flapping it's wings and scratching at me with it's talons. The door opened in so I was pinned against it and couldn't get out. I could only make out the silhouette of the beast from the light pouring in from the spaces between the boards of the barn. It was huge and unrelenting. It kicked up dust and straw and I was choking on it and in a panic. I got out the door finally, I was cut and bleeding in several places and ran to the house.
    My uncle had the meanest fighting rooster in Kentucky.



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    May 05, 2008 11:23 PM GMT
    The worst I ever suffered on the farm were a few mild kicks to the shin/legs/gut by freightened calves/heifers/steers.

    I had an angry bull chase me once, but I escaped by ducking under an electric fence and rolling through a ditch.

    Far worse was being forced to help with de-horning and being sprayed with spurting hot blood that went up my nose, down my throat and all over my face/clothes.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 05, 2008 11:39 PM GMT
    Oh Red, be nice. I'm not a drama queen. I have encountered cross animals before. I have had a bull turn on me. He didn't attack. I gave him his space, and thing worked out fine. A cow turned on me once. I once again gave her her space and things worked out fine. I have taken calves from cross cows, with care, and never got attacked.

    I also gave this bitch her space, but that was not enough. She wanted blood, and thankfully she did not get it. She knocked me to the ground 3 times, but no blood. It must be my Taekwon-do training icon_smile.gif

    Realifedad, That was scary I bet. I have heard of may people being attacked by bulls, and after my experience with a small heifer. I can not imagine what being attacked by a bull would be like. Glad he did not get you. Thanks.

    John, when you are a stranger to those animals you need to be careful, because they get a bit crazy and you can get hurt.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 05, 2008 11:45 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidThe worst I ever suffered on the farm were a few mild kicks to the shin/legs/gut by freightened calves/heifers/steers.

    I had an angry bull chase me once, but I escaped by ducking under an electric fence and rolling through a ditch.

    Far worse was being forced to help with de-horning and being sprayed with spurting hot blood that went up my nose, down my throat and all over my face/clothes.


    Yeah, I have got a few kicks in my day.

    The blood thing wouldn't be very nice.
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    May 05, 2008 11:45 PM GMT
    Don't have any experience with cows. More farming going on on our.. farm.

    Been attacked a few times:
    1: Mean geese when I was young, can't remember how old just remember my dad making me go in to the barn yard to get the rake and they all got me.
    2: Got mauled by a possessed Bantam chicken about 4" tall.
    3: Neighbor's feral hogs chased me around our rock work shop. Pigs got shot and the neighbor (whom we later had a 'fued' with) got cited.
    4: Rammed in the back by a Barbado ram. Ya, it hurt, then it went numb. I can't remember how he tasted...
    5: Psychopathic llama I named Bob. He was a prick. He would bite your neck, your legs, and if you weren't looking he would rear up on his hind legs and slam his forelegs and chest into your back.
    6: Got charged by some pissed off pot belly pigs.
    Guess that's about it.

    oh yeah, the bacon was gooooooooooood. icon_biggrin.gif
  • HereNBoston

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    May 06, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    no farm experience here... but a fat woman almost sat on me on the subway today.... *shrug*
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    May 06, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    I've been attacked twice by horses on Central Park South. I don't know what it is, but, the horses tethered to their carriages do not like me. Two times it happened that one of the horses that were lined up reared up and onto the sidewalk coming in my direction.

    Maybe it's nature's revenge for my cow tipping escapades.
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    May 06, 2008 3:00 AM GMT
    haha i've been "attacked" many times. But i'm usually putting my self in the position to be attacked. In the summer, when i'm rich (haha ok not rich, but when i have fees) i ride bulls. Never been hurt too bad, been stepped on a few times in the leg, once in the back, thank god for protective vests.

    On the ranch, been kicked branding and giving shots. Had a colt that would rear up and try to kick me in the chest, only made contact once. I got smart after that, and got my buddy to stand in front. haha.

    Been attacked by a pig, but again that was my fault. i was young and climbing the walls, fell and happened to land right on him.

    And then the usual crazed poultry - geese, turkeys, and the occassional cocks.

    Mike, i'm sure you'll get over it. If you don't it speaks volumes to your character. One thing that pisses me off is when people fall off and never get back in the saddle.
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    May 06, 2008 4:03 AM GMT
    My only farm animal story is when I was a kid, about 8. I was visiting a friend's farm. I was asked to take the baby bull (what would you call that) out to pasture (or somewhere) and I was leading it by its leach or rope. I was told not to let go of the rope cuz he would run away.

    Well, the family dog came up and barked and scared the baby bull. So, he takes off running. I tried to hold onto the rope as I was told. But when I was pulled over some tree roots, I lost my grip.

    Well, the damn baby bull ran right back to its stall in the barn. I could have let go first thing instead of being pulled like that.

    The veal was goooooooooood. .... icon_evil.gif
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    May 06, 2008 4:07 AM GMT
    Scary! Glad you are OK. When I was a kid, the neighbors had a fighting cock who got into my yard and started attacking my pet rooster. I tried to split the fight up and the cock chased me all over the yard. I grad a broom and chased the cock away. My rooster was all beat up and bloody.

    I am afraid of mean fighting cocks.
    (true story)
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    May 06, 2008 4:07 AM GMT
    Can't say that ever happened to me. I got bit by a horse once though. Hope it wasn't a "mad" cow! maybe you should have chicken for dinner.
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    May 06, 2008 4:08 AM GMT
    Gerbils. Won't leave me alone.

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    May 06, 2008 4:11 AM GMT
    Hey Mike!

    I'm farm-raised. Heifers don't attack unless something's really wrong. Any new drug cocktails? Supplements? Hormone therapy? Pregnancy? The crazed thing may be a sign of rabies, too, which is sort of an epidemic on some farms.
  • art_smass

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    May 06, 2008 4:15 AM GMT
    I was surprised to read this thread and see that you are talking about cows. In this part of the world we use the word "heifer" to describe a certain kind of girl.
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    May 06, 2008 4:19 AM GMT
    Wow, I'm glad I grew up on a sugar cane farm! The worst that happens is it makes you itchy. icon_lol.gif
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    May 06, 2008 4:29 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidHeifers don't attack unless something's really wrong.
    This is why I made the "Mad" cow joke .. Attacking bulls .. yeah .. Heifers .. never seen this before lol
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    May 06, 2008 4:37 AM GMT
    Good call..."Mad" in this case not from spongiform encephalopathy, which would be oh so rare, but rabies is definitely a very big possibility.

    You may have to destroy these heifers, Mike, and be careful about getting saliva on you. Were they dripping at the mouth?
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    May 06, 2008 4:43 AM GMT
    realifedad said I was chased by a bull when I was a teenager. Fortunately I was between the bull and the fense so beat him to it, and up and over it, before he got to me, and yes I was scared !!! I'm sure you'll get over it though in a few weeks. Having been to Ireland, and loving the countryside there, I'll bet your farm is beautifull. I'm glad that cow didn't paint some stone wall or fense red with you !!! Hope you never have that experience again !!!



    Told you not to wear that Red Tanga ? Bull's don't like Red!
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    May 06, 2008 4:45 AM GMT
    Chased by Geese that was scary!
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    May 06, 2008 12:44 PM GMT
    Geese, turkeys, and hens LOL when I was a kid.

    Hens especially. I'm still wary of approaching hens with chicks. I got bloodied once when a hen attacked me on the head.

    The past cows we owned were pretty great. I used to ride on their backs when mom told me to put them out to pasture.
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    May 06, 2008 1:15 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidCan't say that ever happened to me. I got bit by a horse once though. Hope it wasn't a "mad" cow! maybe you should have chicken for dinner.



    Why do they call it PMS?





    Cuz Mad Cow Disease was already taken ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 06, 2008 1:47 PM GMT
    Only buy a billy goat once, but I then just ran towards him and grabbed him buy the horns, and it was on. I won.

    I do remember one Xmas mas day. I was at a farm in a a small town. I went and sat by a stump in a paddock, for a nap. it's summer down here for xmas.

    I bull come along and laid down next to me, and had a nap with me. I awoke to people looking on amazed, and taking photos. being 20. I found this attension embarrassing, and just walked away. This bull could of did me in. Yet this was not a fear of mine.

    I have as a whole, been very lucky with animals! Had a poddy calf that used to follow me like a dog.

    Oh One was head butted in the balls once by a poddy calf, getting it to learn to suckle.
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    May 06, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    obscenewish saidGerbils. Won't leave me alone.



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