As I was writing the post earlier this morning, I looked up and saw some movement behind the greenhouse. Could it be? Yet another cow in our midst? Indeed. I told Kevin and we got our walking sticks and walked through the wet grass and over to the huge animal. There was only one. Cows are docile creatures unless they feel cornered... they will charge and they are big enough to knock you down and trample you. It's important to respect their size, but also let them know who's boss.
I'm not scared of cows, but this one seemed a little unpredictable. As I approached, she bolted further down the garden, near the sediment ponds. That was the wrong direction. We were trying to persuade her to walk up towards the driveway, up the hill and out of our gate. Things didn't go exactly as planned.
Kevin managed to get her moving towards the front of the house, but instead of going up the driveway, she ran to the right near the guesthouse and then over to the far pond. Poor Kevin was running after her. She finally climbed the side of the hill and up the driveway. Kevin opened the gate and she eventually found her way out to greener pastures (although she seemed quite happy munching on our lawn).
Then, we tried to figure out how she got in our backyard. Kevin found hoof prints down by the river and then more up the bank. It seems like the only way she could have reached our property, everywhere else is fenced.
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