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A warning of aggressive cattle walking from Newton Bridge

A warning of aggressive cattle walking from Newton Bridge


Postby jaffa61 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:30 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn na Gainimh

Date walked: 02/08/2019

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While walking with my dog (under close control on lead) on track between Newton Bridge (in Sma Glen near Crieff, Perthshire) to Auchnafree, we approached a herd of cattle that were on and near the track.Approx grid reference 865318. There was no alternative route we could take as there were some cows in river at side of us too.The cows didn't have calves.My dog was very calm.The cattle ontrack approached aggressively us as we walked by, as did any nearby on grass.We walked faster and so did cows now following us.We broke into run and just made the cattle grid before they overran us.This was really frightening.People walking have no option but to come into contact with them.In my view they should be fenced in behind walking track.On average two people a year are killed & hundreds injured by cattle.
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Re: A warning of aggressive cattle walking from Newton Bridg

Postby Yorjick » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:50 am

Are most of those killed or injured, farmers, vets and abattoir workers rather than walkers?
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Re: A warning of aggressive cattle walking from Newton Bridg

Postby jaffa61 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:06 pm

http://theconversation.com/when-cows-attack-how-dangerous-are-cattle-and-how-can-you-stay-safe-around-them-79524

The above article has some interesting stats.Seemingly 4-5 people a year are killed, of which 1/4 are walkers.It was a different article I read previously but the stats were the roughly same.
I reported the incident to HSE giving location but they replied saying they needed a business address.I thought they could trace landowner better than me.They came across as uninterested.
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