Monday, August 14, 2006

Escape of Mad Cow in Glencoe

The slopes of the Buachaille Etive Mhor where the renegade cow was spotted. It seems she marched herself up to the top of the hill and marched herself down again. This story comes from the Visitor's Centre in Glencoe. As the National Trust for Scotland they look after the whole region.
A strange incident at Glencoe saw one of our highland cows jump the fence and make a break for freedom. Donnie, Glencoe’s handyman, tracked down the offending beast, who had run along the A82 and made her way from near the Visitor Centre to the Buachaille. Here she was lured back to the quad with some hay and a scratch behind her ear. Then, avoiding the temptation to lasoo the animal and be dragged off into the hills, Donnie retreated to scratch his head for a solution to get her home, only to find her back home the next day, none the worse for her adventures. It seems freedom didn’t live up to her expectations!

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