Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Friday, 4 September 2009

Cow attack!

The Rambler's Association offers this advice in the case of a cow attack.


  • Try not to get between cows and their calves
  • Be prepared for cattle to react to your presence, especially if you have a dog with you
  • Move quickly and quietly, and if possible walk around the herd
  • Keep your dog close and under effective control on a lead


  • Hang onto your dog. If you are threatened by cattle, let it go, as the cattle will chase the dog
  • Put yourself at risk. Find another way around the cattle and rejoin the footpath as soon as possible
  • Panic or run. Most cattle will stop before they reach you. If they follow just walk on quietly

Courtesy of Daily Telegraph.

Apparently farmers are advised not to put up signs saying, "Beware of the Bull". This is because, "If someone gets hurt, any good barrister will nail a farmer if he has suggested that he thought his animals were dangerous in the first place.

The article also mentions the dangers of being attacked by wasps, hornets, alpacas, adders and birds of prey.

Seems like the countryside is a dangerous sort of place, would we be safer strolling through a town?

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