Warning sign by Harry Cunliffe (Nikon Coolpix 7900)
Warning sign in a field close to Aspull Sough.
Comment by kath on 26th May 2019 at 08:37
Comment by Maureen on 26th May 2019 at 09:09
Comment by Philip G. on 26th May 2019 at 09:29
I remember seeing 'a rampaging bull with a full head of steam', and how it had 'bulldozed' its way through a stile - up-ending part of the adjoining right-hand fence in the process -, in its attempt to join the latest 'Bash'.
Such impressive 'manly' power yet no way to impress a lady - nor, presumably, the onlooking, stomping, blue-in-the-face Farmer Giles.
Comment by MarieMfd on 26th May 2019 at 11:44
Comment by Ken R on 26th May 2019 at 17:41
Why not just put up a sign saying "no trespassing". The bull can't read.
Comment by Elizabeth on 26th May 2019 at 21:08
This is more imaginative than 'no trespassing.'
Comment by Ken R on 27th May 2019 at 00:54
Elizabeth, may be so, but can you imagine a bull reading.
Comment by veronica on 27th May 2019 at 12:26
It's for the foolhardy trespassers to read Ken not the bull- he'll be hiding somewhere - ready to charge the unwary!
Comment by Rev Dave Long on 27th May 2019 at 19:29
Given the height of the grass, the field is unoccupied. Safe to cross.
Comment by Philip G. on 27th May 2019 at 23:32
That's how it had been with me Veronica (despite me having kept to the public paths): A stile to address, and then on into a seemingly empty field. The rampaging bull had been about forty or fifty yards away as it sped past. This afternoon's search on Maps confirms the 'demolished stile' to have been one of two unaffected areas of 'wooden fencing overgrown by small hawthorn'.
Comment by Veronica on 28th May 2019 at 08:07
Oh 'eck! I can hear the stampede from here Philip!
Comment by Poet on 28th May 2019 at 09:11
If you're ever menaced by a bull never run or you'll definitely get charged down . Your only chance is to yell at it as fiercely as you can. The chances are it will bolt to the other side of the field. Cows with calves can be equally aggressive. Never get between them.
I think more walkers have been trampled by cows than by bulls.
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