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   Undertoad  Monday Jul 18 01:05 PM

7/18/2005: Cow stuck in a tree



It's not a Friday image if you laugh at the dumb thing and not with it. This cow explored a hole in a nearby tree and wound up stuck there for hours.

Imagine driving down a relaxing country road, only to see a 700-pound heifer's backside sticking out of a oak tree with its head stuck inside a narrow, hollow opening.

For Milton resident and cow owner Jerry Hughes that's exactly what his neighbor Shane Davenport saw three weeks ago while driving down Milton Road.


Local veterinarian John Brunner used a complicated procedure to remove the cow -- reminds me of the James Herriot stories that facinated me as a kid:

"What I did was put a tie on her, which paralyzes the cow," he said. "I was able to push her head down a little bit. They don't move a whole lot when the hitch is around them."

He used a burley-half hitch, which has one loop of rope around the neck, another loop just behind the front legs and one more loop in front of the rear legs. Moreover, mineral oil was applied to the tree and to the cow's head to lessen the tension it would feel when a tractor pulled it out.

"Even pulling with the tractor, it wasn't going to come without toggling," Brunner said.

Finally at 10:30 p.m. ó after 20 minutes of pulling ó the cow's three-hour ordeal was over with only a scrape on the back of its ear and no other apparent injuries.



glatt  Monday Jul 18 01:16 PM

A tractor?! And all it got was a scraped ear? I figured for sure it would be decapitated by a tractor pulling on it.



lookout123  Monday Jul 18 01:18 PM

now that is just sad. an animal that sad and pathetic is just begging to be eaten. now pass the A1.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Jul 18 04:00 PM

When I first saw this on the net I thought it was a bad photoshop job.
Thought I could see the ghost image of 1- the ear, and 2- the eye.
So then this bull comes along, listens to her story, pats her on the rump and says "Baby, this just ain't your day".



plthijinx  Monday Jul 18 04:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lookout123
now that is just sad. an animal that sad and pathetic is just begging to be eaten. now pass the A1.
I'll get the grill ready for the steaks and the smoker smokin' for the brisket!


capnhowdy  Monday Jul 18 05:09 PM

Even more evidence that cows really are as stupid as they look.
I knew some farmboys when I was a kid that would have definately taken advantage of this heifer's ignorance. Forgive me, but it's true.



BigV  Monday Jul 18 05:13 PM

That is a LOT of beef jerky.


The joke is better with "pulled pork" but whoever heard of pulled beef? :huh?:



chrisinhouston  Monday Jul 18 06:45 PM

Could soumething as unusual as this be a product of Mad Cow Disease?



Happy Monkey  Monday Jul 18 06:49 PM

Is there a bashful cow disease?



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Jul 18 07:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy
Even more evidence that cows really are as stupid as they look.
You never saw a person with their head stuck somewhere like a stair railing?
No head up your ass jokes please. :p


Trilby  Monday Jul 18 07:39 PM

I'll bet the cow was really, really embarrassed.



capnhowdy  Monday Jul 18 09:33 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
You never saw a person with their head stuck somewhere like a stair railing?
No head up your ass jokes please. :p
or someone with their toungue frozen to a flagpole........


Elspode  Monday Jul 18 10:08 PM

The reason the cow was so worried, though, is because it was certain that no one could see it...



lookout123  Monday Jul 18 10:35 PM

elspode - once again you have made me coat the monitor with a fine malt beverage.



Hobbs  Tuesday Jul 19 12:18 PM

And this is why we have hamburgers.



wolf  Tuesday Jul 19 12:21 PM

So, what do you think's in a bovine peep show?



Elspode  Wednesday Jul 20 12:23 AM

.



Atch  Wednesday Jul 20 01:28 PM

Mr. Brunner sure seems to know a lot about pulling cows out tight situations.

How do you "toggle" a cow's head?



wolf  Wednesday Jul 20 02:16 PM

You switch it from 1 to 0.



Queen of the Ryche  Wednesday Jul 20 03:12 PM

only if ot's a binary cow. digital ones are much trickier.

"maybe if I stand real still no one will notice.........OW! that was my EAR!!!"



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 20 08:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atch
Mr. Brunner sure seems to know a lot about pulling cows out tight situations.

How do you "toggle" a cow's head?
If it would come straight out the cow would have not needed help. The guy had to toggle the head to one side to get one horn out first before the rest would come out.


capnhowdy  Thursday Jul 21 06:56 AM

IoTD next week: Cow wearing neck brace, Files suit for malpractice........



dar512  Thursday Jul 21 09:57 AM

And worse... wins.



Queen of the Ryche  Thursday Jul 21 10:34 AM

Because her lawyer is a real bullsh*t artist.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jul 21 07:56 PM

And they celebrate the victory with Chicken.



BrianR  Friday Jul 22 10:36 AM

Why am I suddenly thinking of the Tom Lehrer classic "Cows With Guns"?



wolf  Friday Jul 22 11:09 AM

Dana Lyons



capnhowdy  Friday Jul 22 04:43 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianR
Why am I suddenly thinking of the Tom Lehrer classic "Cows With Guns"?

Probably because someone mentioned an attorney.....


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