Monday, 5 November 2007

"Wild life" ???????

Deze koeien (Schotse hooglanders, ja ik heb ze daar gezien) lopen in de Texelse duinen. Meestal zoek ik een andere weg als ik ze tegen kom, volgens mij zijn ze niet echt betrouwbaar.

These cows (Scottish highlanders, yes I have seen them there) live in the Texel dune area. When they are on my path I go another way, I think they are not very reliable. From origin they don't belong here. For more information about "Texelse duinen" click here.

22 comments:

happyone said...

Oh, he does look a little mean, but what a great picture of him. I checked out the link for the park - I would love to walk there!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What a handsome fello! Love those curls! NICE ;-)

Emery Roth II said...

Yes, there are several farmers in this area who raise these, and they are not known for thewir friendly temperaments. On farmer who keeps bulls has warned me to go anywhere but in their grazing arrea. When I came off the hillside at that farm the other day, several of these guys had wandered out of their fenced area, and I steered (pun?) a wide path around them and then reported the breakout. Lovely shot.

Andrea said...

Those horns look scary. Love those curls though. Great picture.

Kerri said...

I think he is adorable.... but I don't think I would get near. His horns look lethal :)

Oswegan said...

Wow, that's cool. That's one hairy cow.

It looks sork of like a yak.

Well, maybe not.

I just like to say "yak."

~Oswegan

dot said...

I think if I saw one of those I'd learn to run again! lol

Amrita said...

wow What a cow! looks like a cousin of our Himalayan yak

R&R in The Netherlands said...

And the Scots call them "coo" which is prounounced just like "koe."

They are funny to look at but I wasn't aware that they are tempermental, or that they are farmed in Texel.

Nice shot.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photograph. I like it a lot. I saw some Heck cattle on a poulder picture that was really nice too.

aswitte said...

naaaaaach

Mike said...

Very handsome!

Neva said...

I have never seen a cow that looks like this....wow. I am not sure I would walk by him either.

Old Wom Tigley said...

We have these around when I walk, I've never had any trouble at all, last year I walked down off the hills when the mothers were feeding their calf's, no problem at all. Maybe it depends on contact.. I know that food will be put out for them throughout winter, maybe that human contact is the answer.

Suzi-k said...

they look rather cute and cuddly, but those are mean little eyes!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

ooooww!!

lieve koppies:) maar oh zo gevaarlijk en onberekenbaar, dus ja! niet dichtbij komen, Prachtige foto,'k ben jaloers (grapje) dat ze bij jullie vrij rondlopen, wees er zxeuinig op!Mooie foto hoor!
:)

Andrée said...

I love this breed. Your photo is fantastic. It's the closest I've gotten to them (even closer than at the fair!). Thank you. Why are they not reliable?

Lynette said...

How interesting, the juxtaposition of the wind-blown trees and the squiggly hair on the cow. Both certainly are not everyday, mundane sights. Thanks.

Dick said...

(Andrée) The warningsigns says "don't go close when they have calfs". Understandable of course a mother protects her child. They are not dangerous but large and have long horns that is why I don't trust them. If you take time enough and do things slowly I think you can touch them.

USAincognito said...

I want to pet one!!! :) They look so soft and cuddly!!

Anna said...

Wow such a great photo of the cow, really, Anna :)

Sharon said...

Great photo af a beautiful animal! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to walk where you walk and see these wonderful sights!