Charged by a red deer
by Highlander » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:54 pm
Just back from a BTO breeding bird survey in the Invernenty Burn/Beinn Bhreac area just south of Inverlochlarig. Whilst in the corrie between Beinn Bhreac and Meall Gaothach I saw three red deer hinds when one of them (could have been a stag, visibility was poor) decided to charge towards me. I was ready to let the dog go when fortunately it suddenly changed direction and rejoined the other hinds before heading away. I can only assume that there was a young calve nearby. Has anybody else experienced this?
by steven671 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:38 pm
by Highlander » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:22 pm
by Steve Dee » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:52 pm
I also avoid cattle at any cost as my father was a butcher and I'm sure they smell the butcher's son on me!! . Seriously, cattle are big, stupid and some can be very dangerous.
by skuk007 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:34 am
It seen me approaching and wandered off, I was going the opposite direction but it turned round and deliberatly chased me.
by Salahuddin » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:58 pm
I didnt fancy my chances and after about a 15min stand-off i realised i was wearing a bright red top so i took it off thinking it would help a few minutes later the cow watching me lost interest and i sneaked past them all. Near Morvich i spoke to who i guess was a local and told him of the 'incident' and he laughed and mentioned how cows are in fact colour blind and they would have probably charged me if i made any sudden movements towards them or if i had a dog with me! (apparently the title "man's best friend" does not extend to cows)
Since then i have a new found respect for cows...(of the bovine variety)
by RicKamila » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:26 pm
I've never run so fast in my life.
by Salahuddin » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:01 pm
Quick get Doug McClure on the case! we need to stop that thing!
by Border Reiver » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:50 pm
attacked by a reindeer.
by foggieclimber » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:19 pm
However, I suppose if startled or worried about their young it is perfectly feasible.
Can't say the same for cattle - definitely avoid them with a dog especially if they are with calves.
I have been attacked by a cow, within a couple of feet of being hit.
In 2009, I came over a rise to be confronted with >100 stags. Myself, with dog, actually ran towards them to get a good photo and they all ran away from us. If they had run towards us, we would have been in real trouble.
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by Highlander » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:50 pm
by mojomcl » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:40 am
I must say, the cattle around me have been VERY intimidating over the last couple of weeks. My regular 5/6 mile dog walks around local farmland have become a rather bum-clenching adventure - and after being stalked by some very angry mama moos last week, I've gone back to pavements and streets! lol
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