> Thanks for the info on the ranch nearby.
> LOL! Almost shot a cow outside our window, in town, thinking
> the noise was an intruder checking the windows. The friggin'
> thing was nosed up to the screen, in a flower bed full of
> dead leaves, because of a light left on I am guessing.
Cows, horses, young calves, and un-neutered bulls wandered through my yard on the rez. Yes, I said un-neutered bulls. Imagine opening your front door to a massive black *complete* bull munching on the grass in your yard and then, eyeing you. I went back inside.
> All cattle moves slow unless there is a need to move quicker.
> W-E said they sped up but didn't run, and the beast was
> paralelling the beach houses and then angled towards the
> water. As they too were, basically parralelling the
> beachhouses this would look to be stalking them.
I assumed that W-E and her friend were walking quite fast out of alarm. Walking fast in sand can be pretty difficult for a human so it is possible that a cow with hooves could've had a speed advantage.
> Cattle will follow any path of least resistence. Go to any
> ranch and look for the trails, they won't be hard to miss.
> These will follow fencelines, drastic changes in topography,
> creeks, etc.
Agreed. I noted on mapquest when looking at the location of the ranch that it was near Lowe Creek, which empties into the ocean.
> This thing W-E saw could have been something supernatural but
> all actions, and descriptions, of it leans towards a wayward
We can assume that what W-E saw was an odd breed of cattle but when it comes down to it, only she can tell us whether or not it was indeed a highland cow. We didn't see it ourselves so can only base our resolution on what she says. In the end, it's her eyes that need to do the verifying that highland cattle was the critter or if it looked nothing of the sort.
> As for their size, W-E stated they thought it might have
> been a wandering black bear. Black bears are of a smaller
> size then a grizzly, and range in color. Below are two links
> showing the weight of the highland cattle and grizzly bears.
She said that in the end, it was the size of a very large bear, which would be pretty big.
> So a mature, or close to mature, highland cattle that has
> longer hair, resembling fur, having similar colors of bears,
> bearing obviously all the trademark showings of cattle(big
> eyes, horns, hooves,etc.) was following the line of beach
> houses until it came upon an angled trail down to the beach
> and continued on. It probably heard W-E and friend and turned
> to study them to decide whether it should ignore them(food
> givers) or run from them(food takers), it decided they
> weren't a threat to it and continued on it's slow lumbering
> midnight stroll!
One thing that I noted after looking at alot of pictures of highland cattle last night (they're kind of cute in a shaggy dog way) is that the adult cattle have very long facial hair that tends to cover their eyes. I couldn't see the eyes of over 90% of these adults. W-E said she saw eyes, clearly.
> P.S. You got to get rid of all the obvious possibilities
> before you can venture to the non-obvious!
Agreed but at the same time, there are absolutely unexplainable events that cannot be explained away simply. Like my skinwalker run in. It was a housecat, a large dog and ended up being the size of a bear or a tall person crouching down. What I saw wasn't anything else but a skinwalker. Besides, animals tend to keep their size and not play flutes.
There is actual weirdness out there as much as many of us wouldn't like it. I certainly don't enjoy looking at my roofline when I got outside to have a ciggy at night. Makes me feel paranoid but I'm aware that skinwalkers will follow their victims to other towns and like to climb on roofs.
We'll have to wait and see if W-E's culprit is identified by the highland cattle. I'm with you, it could be very possible. Until then, it's still just a guess.