Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer
nice_cup_of_tea

Never hug a swiss cow....

This article raises a few questions....
1. Why would anyone think that cudding a cow was a good idea?
2. Are these people safe to be let free in the swiss mountains??
3. What constitutes a "precise blow to the muzzle of a cow" ???!
The mind boggles :-)



"Don't even think about it"...... "An Ear fondle, moving on to a hug?"

Mooove slowly and don't hug Swiss cows, hikers told: Laura MacInnis

Keep your distance. Avoid eye contact. And even if it looks cute, never hug a Swiss cow.

Responding to numerous "reports of unpleasant meetings between hikers and cattle" along Switzerland's picture-perfect Alpine trails this summer, the Swiss Hiking Federation has laid down a few ground rules.

"Leave the animals in peace and do not touch them. Never caress a calf," the group's guidance, posted on the website www.swisshiking.ch, reads.

"Do not scare the animals or look them directly in the eye. Do not wave sticks. Give a precise blow to the muzzle of the cow in the event of absolute need," it continues.

Evelyne Zaugg of the Swiss Hiking Federation said that while there were no precise statistics on incidents involving cows, walkers are reporting more run-ins than a few years ago.
...Full Article Here

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