22 juli 2017

Highland cattle

Last Sunday we walked a marked route in the Borger-Odoorn forest range. Some areas are fenced to allow sheep and (Highland) cattle to wander around and graze, and about halfway our route this beauty was standing in the middle of our path, frozen still. A beauty alright, but they can weigh up from 500 to 800 kg, and those horns demand respect! :)

Highland cattle is known though to be tolerant and easy-going, at least when there are no calves around, and we didn't see any. This one stood there watching us for a while, and then decided to step aside and ignore us, so we could continue safely ;)

I'm linking to Saturday's Critters.

23 opmerkingen:

  1. Ziet er inderdaad wel een beetje gevaarlijk uit.

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  2. So glad he was not as interested in you as you were in him! Those horns are quite the weapon! Great shots!

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  3. ...last weekend I saw a number of Highland Cattle, but they were too far back in the field. You have some nice shots here!

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  4. Such a big surprise! So good he was quiet and you took photos of him! His horns are sharp.
    Have a good weekend.

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  5. I would not go near him. For sure!
    :)

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  6. Hello, the Highland cattle are beautiful critters. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

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  7. opvallende runderen...Marleen

    maar ik zou ze maar in beperkte mate vertrouwen

    groeten

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  8. Love that first shot Marleen, looks like a stand-off 😀 Those horns are a bit of a worry so it's just as well there were no young 'uns around 😊

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  9. Die horens vind ik altijd nogal angstwekkend,, loop het liefst met een boog eromheen, maar hier kon dat niet. Gelukkig deed hij een stapje opzij!

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  10. What an animal! They seem to be rare here among cattle breeds.

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  11. Hoi Marleen, mooi he de Oeros, bij ons in de polder lopen er ook vijf, nu met 'n jong.
    Groet kees.

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  12. No one gets to go forward until he decides. Glad he decided to let you continue. I never seen this kind of cattle, he's impressive with those horns, I won't argue. :) Wonderful photos Marleen.

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  13. Dang! I'd sure "steer" clear of him. :-)

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  14. So unexpected! Beautiful critter, but you are right, horns are rather scarry.

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  15. It looks smaller than the normal cattle, but looks fierce!

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  16. the Highland seems to be a handsome breed of cattle and that one in your road must be a prime example. I would have been a little afraid!

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  17. Wauu... What a handsome cow. And it's just on a path, not any fence around..!.

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  18. Hoi Marleen, mooi he de Oeros, bij ons in de polder lopen er ook vijf, nu met 'n jong.


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  19. Great photos! That is a beautiful animal.

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