Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Chasing Cows

This is absolutely hilarious! En route to Branson, Missouri, the Duggar gals make a a pit stop to chase a cow back into its pasture...




Video courtesy TLC

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  1. Out of its CAGE????

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  2. I like the duggar thay are. Amazing family I am the for them I am a big fan from Lisa ready

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  3. That is ridiculous that they'd confront & chase a loose, scared animal that size. They should have found the driveway to the closest farmhouse and alerted the people there. Someone at least needed to know that the fence had a weak spot. Chasing an animal on a road with semi's is crazy.

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    1. Lol! A pregnant milk cow never hurt anyone. Unless she accidentally stepped on your toe! Maybe people don't understand because they've never lived in the country, so I'll try to explain a bit. Pastures aren't always right near the farmhouse they go with. It's one of those country rules of politeness: if you see an animal on the loose and can get it back in, you do. They did! As far as letting someone know the fence had a weak spot, who knows if they did or not? It's a tv show; can't show everything. The important thing is the cow is safe.

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    2. Family member had a farm. Rule was you never went near the cows without a farmhand along to stay between you and the cow, and you definitely didn't go near the bull, ever! Cows have poor depth perception and a blind spot, so moving things can freak them out, make them panic, or make them kick. A cow about to give birth is hormonal with maternal instincts. Not necessarily a good idea to start chasing it down on the side of a road. They could have accidentally chased it into oncoming traffic.

      There was a house across the road. They could have gone over there to ask. Surely someone there would know whose pasture was across the way.

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    3. I practically grew up on a farm. Totally agree with not going near the bull. Milk cows are a little different.

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  4. Awesome! I love it! You girls are so cute!

    Sue Roberson, Peoria, AZ

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  5. How adorable. These girls are such sweethearts.

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  6. That was hilarious. Definitely can see me and my family doing the same thing.

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  7. That is not hilarious, that is dangerous.

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    1. They were joust worried about the cow.

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    2. It's called lending a helping hand. It wasn't a busy highway, and they weren't dancing around in the middle of the road. What would be dangerous is leaving the cow out to get hit. Not only would the cow be hurt, but people in the vehicle would.

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    3. Then you notify the owner, not dodge traffic & livestock to do it yourself. They should have at least had an officer come to slow or block traffic on the road. A big truck goes by in one part of the footage. If they didn't notify the owner, how would he/she know to fix that fence? Making the cow go back in won't work if the way out is still available.

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    4. Maybe that's how folks in the city do it, but here in the country we do it different. It was just a minor little thing - one cow was on the loose. Getting an officer all the way out there would take time and is just unnecessary, since they clearly showed they could do it themselves. And big trucks going by won't hurt anybody if you're not standing in the middle of the road.

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    5. Another bashing of people who live in the city. City "folk" help each other out too.

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    6. Didn't say you didn't, just explaining that country people do have a different lifestyle. Put me in the city, and I'd be lost. Here in the country, I'll gladly chase all loose cows back into their pastures. Sorry about the "folk" if that offended you; it's the way we talk around here.

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    7. Oh goodness...the bees are buzzing!

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  8. That was a wonderful thing the girls did in chasing the cow back into the pasture. Many car wrecks and lives have been lost from cattle getting on the roadways. They might have just saved a life!!

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    1. Or the cow could have gotten even more scared because it was being chased, and bolt into oncoming traffic.

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  9. I love this. :)

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  10. Not sure if this was done for the benefit of the cameras, but this is not an example of good judgment. Stopping alongside a highway to chase down a stray animal places yourselves at risk.

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  11. Having a husband who worked around cows, they can easily knock you over or ram/trap you against something and crush you. They easily outweigh grown dairy farmers, who regularly work with them and know enough to exercise caution even with their own herds. Loose cows are even more unpredictable and pregnant cows are notoriously temperamental. It's really not good practice to confront a strange animal and attempt to corral it in any way (hemmed in by people or otherwise). They were blessed the cow didn't charge them. Other posters are correct, getting her back inside the fence is good...alerting the nearest neighbor though, is better.

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    1. I've grown up around cows, and those girls were in no danger from that heavily pregnant milk cow whatsoever. Temperamental, yes. Charging, no. If it was a bull, different story. But it wasn't.

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  12. It was all staged for their TV show people! No need to get upset about what they did or didn't do correctly. It was all for the cameras.

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    1. And you know that, how?

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  13. A producer probably ran ahead, found the cow's owner, asked if they could film there (otherwise, they could be trespassing), made them sign a non-disclosure contract (so they wouldn't talk about the filming before it aired), and then took awhile to get shots from different angles so they had enough footage to make a decent segment to air. It's "reality" TV, after all, not news footage!

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