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Cleopatra wrote:
>
> Lobo,
>
> I'm sure if it were a cow they would have recognised it as
> such. They are pretty unmistakable afterall, and their
> behavior patterns are consistant.

So how many highland cattle have you seen wandering around at night? Not too common for anyone except the ranchers, I suspect.

>Cows are incredibly stupid
> animals. They wouldn't have a clue about keeping up an equal
> pace with someone. Also, they either move away from people,
> charge them, or act like they will charge them. But 99% of
> the time they will move away. And they don't hang out on
> beaches!

You might want to read up on the highland breed. They live on and around coastal areas(Scotland has lots of coasts), mild temperment, and have shaggy hair which would resemble fur. As far as the aggresive behavior, that is mainly to the bulls, or a mom protecting the young. But even those qualities are rare in the highland breed!

> I don't know what they saw but clearly it was intelligent and
> not anything normal. The mind naturally wants something to
> turn out to be normal, but clearly what they observed kept
> shattering their ideas about how its probably something
> normal like a cow or bear.

Well I doubt it registered as a bear too much if they stayed around for it to get within 20 feet of them. And the simple fact of not expecting a cow on the beach would tend to throw doubt on such a conclusion to begin with and it being a possible breed they had never encountered before wouldn't have helped matters much.

> The weird thing is about it
> looking right at them. Don't cows have eyes sort of closer to
> the side of their head, rather than straight on the front? I
> don't think cows can look straight at anything, can they? My
> brother has a lot of cows, perhaps I'll take a closer look
> next time at how they look at people. I've been around cows
> quite a bit though, when visiting my brother, and I can't
> imagine a cow behaving like whatever this thing was. They are
> slow and lazy creatures who just like to eat grass and can't
> be bothered to do anything but that.
>
W-E said it looked up at them and had the eyes of a cow, so I assume it had it's face full on to them, similar to how a cow would turn its whole head around to get a clearer view of something that registered out the corner of it's eye.
When you go out there to your brother's walk up close to one, from behind, but not real close, close enough that it senses you somehow. It will probably turn it's whole head around to get a real good look at you and see if you are something bringing food to it or wants it for food. Also have your brother, or you, take a bucket of food out in the pasture with these cows,letting them know it is food, then walk around the pasture
with this bucket in hand. The cattle will follow you and pace you at whatever speed of walking you are doing, tending to be a constant grazer and expecting a easy meal. A cow out wandering loose, coming upon one or two people walking along, might think it was someone taking the midnight snack to a trough.

W-E very well could have seen something that registered unknown to her/them, but seeing an unknown hairy breed of cattle that tends to roam around at night, during the summer, would be hard to register also if it wasn't something that you have been exposed to often.

Regards,
Lobo-hotei
lobo

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A Beast on the Beach 612 WideEyed 11-Feb-04 00:16
Re: A Beast on the Beach 214 David L 11-Feb-04 00:40
Re: A Beast on the Beach 201 Briffits 11-Feb-04 02:00
Re: A Beast on the Beach 186 WideEyed 11-Feb-04 07:10
Re: A Beast on the Beach 209 Briffits 11-Feb-04 08:11
Re: A Beast on the Beach 174 Dean R 11-Feb-04 15:20
Re: A Beast on the Beach 205 Thirdpalissy 11-Feb-04 16:15
Re: A Beast on the Beach 223 Milo 11-Feb-04 16:34
Re: A Beast on the Beach 188 ArmchairObserver 11-Feb-04 17:10
Re: A Beast on the Beach 202 Milo 11-Feb-04 17:15
Re: A Beast on the Beach 204 Zosimos 11-Feb-04 20:09
Re: A Beast on the Beach 152 Milo 11-Feb-04 23:14
Re: A Beast on the Beach 199 Thirdpalissy 11-Feb-04 22:49
Re: A Beast on the Beach 208 WideEyed 11-Feb-04 18:27
Re: A Beast on the Beach 204 Dean R 11-Feb-04 20:21
Re: A Beast on the Beach 202 WideEyed 11-Feb-04 21:00
Re: A Beast on the Beach 210 Dean R 11-Feb-04 21:26
Re: A Beast on the Beach 205 WideEyed 11-Feb-04 21:35
Re: A Beast on the Beach 208 lobo-hotei 12-Feb-04 01:34
Re: A Beast on the Beach 196 WideEyed 12-Feb-04 01:53
Re: A Beast on the Beach 208 lobo-hotei 12-Feb-04 08:21
Re: A Beast on the Beach 202 ArmchairObserver 12-Feb-04 09:53
Re: A Beast on the Beach 302 Cleopatra 12-Feb-04 10:10
Re: A Beast on the Beach 203 lobo-hotei 12-Feb-04 16:33
Re: A Beast on the Beach 196 lobo-hotei 12-Feb-04 16:13
Re: A Beast on the Beach 210 ArmchairObserver 12-Feb-04 17:38
Re: A Beast on the Beach 208 lobo-hotei 12-Feb-04 18:30
Re: Astral projected skinwalkers 298 ArmchairObserver 12-Feb-04 23:37
Re: Astral projected skinwalkers 234 lobo-hotei 13-Feb-04 00:10
Re: Astral projected skinwalkers 236 WideEyed 13-Feb-04 00:11
Re: Astral projected skinwalkers 229 Cleopatra 13-Feb-04 09:34
whoops...meant to say..."in your home" not "in their home" n/t. 233 Cleopatra 13-Feb-04 09:35
Re: Astral projected skinwalkers 267 ArmchairObserver 13-Feb-04 17:16
Re: Astral projected skinwalkers 243 ArmchairObserver 13-Feb-04 17:02
For Lobo... 302 Cleopatra 12-Feb-04 19:22
For Cleo! lol 214 lobo-hotei 12-Feb-04 22:46
Beach Watch? 203 Thirdwave 11-Feb-04 17:13
Re: Beach Watch? 171 WideEyed 11-Feb-04 18:30
Re: Beach Watch? 203 ArmchairObserver 12-Feb-04 09:27
Re: A Beast on the Beach 230 gene douglas 12-Feb-04 09:18
Lynn Andrews and shape-shifting 267 Cleopatra 12-Feb-04 10:24
Re: Lynn Andrews and shape-shifting 213 ArmchairObserver 12-Feb-04 17:20
Re: Lynn Andrews and shape-shifting 252 Cleopatra 12-Feb-04 18:03
Re: Lynn Andrews and shape-shifting 215 ArmchairObserver 12-Feb-04 18:31
Re: Lynn Andrews and shape-shifting 213 lobo-hotei 12-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Lynn Andrews and shape-shifting 298 Cleopatra 12-Feb-04 18:47
Re: Lynn Andrews and shape-shifting 196 catrowan 13-Feb-04 09:06
beast/skinwalker/shapeshifter in Brazil 420 Cleopatra 12-Feb-04 18:18
Re: A Beast on the Beach 198 WideEyed 12-Feb-04 20:11
Re: A Beast on the Beach 189 WideEyed 12-Feb-04 20:32
Re: A Beast on the Beach 211 ArmchairObserver 12-Feb-04 22:41
Re: A Beast on the Beach 187 lobo-hotei 12-Feb-04 23:03
Re: A Beast on the Beach 189 WideEyed 12-Feb-04 22:51
Re: A Beast on the Beach 222 waterstone 13-Feb-04 10:22
Re: A Beast on the Beach 187 WideEyed 13-Feb-04 18:18
Re: A Beast on the Beach 208 ArmchairObserver 14-Feb-04 07:04
Re: A Beast on the Beach 180 Thirdpalissy 14-Feb-04 01:13
Re: A Beast on the Beach 204 ArmchairObserver 14-Feb-04 06:57
disappearing... 347 Cleopatra 14-Feb-04 10:35


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