Friday, June 5, 2020

NO BULL

A couple weekends ago, this guy was on the property behind us.  He laid there for a bit watching me.


He never took his eyes off of me.  Made me a bit nervous but hey, I kept doing my thing.  Then I got a bit closer to the fence line.


Then he suddenly stood up.  He was huge.  Like the size of my old Fiat huge.  He stood there like this and started making strange noises.  He even ran a bit toward the fence but stopped.    

I texted a pic to a friend I've known since we were kids (and still helps his parents at their ranch).  He grew up around cattle and he ID'd it as a Charolais bull..a French breed of cattle.  He said there was either another bull nearby or the bull thinks I'm in heat.  Then he added "I wouldn't worry, just don't stare him in the eyes".  OKAAAAY...with that I decided it was in the best interest of yours truly to just move to the other side of the house to work on stuff instead of things near the fence line.  Sure barbed wire will work in most cases but an amorous/jealous/angry 1000 lb bull?

Nope, not gonna take a chance.  

No bull.

18 comments:

  1. There can be no question as to whether that big boy is ALL bull! LOL
    Probably smart to just move out of his sight and smell ... I'll bet his name isn't Ferdinan!

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    1. Right? He was ALL bull, ha. Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  2. Handsome fella but I sure would want to be on the same side of the fence that he's on.
    They are a fast growing breed with big appetites.

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    1. No, I would not want to be on the other side either. . Or on my side, ha. Big appetites? How much must that big eat every day. Yikes.

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  3. He's really in good condition,not to fat,not to thin.. And yeah,I'd have found work to do on the other side of the house..

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    1. That's good to know. We know the people who own him so it's good to know he's being taken care of. Yeah I figured it was wise to move. There's always something to do elsewhere, ha.

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  4. If your in heat, I sure hope your balls aren't hanging as low as his!!!!!!! He is a beautiful bull. My neighbor lady has a farm up the road I posted about and thought of you when I went there. She has two Scottish Highlands, and their like little babies. You guys I suspect would love her farm. I get my eggs there.

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    1. LOL! You made me laugh out loud. He is beautiful in a bull kind of way, ha. Yum farm fresh eggs are THE best.

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  5. OH MY! that dude is HUGE! and you don't have to ask him to grow a pair...

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    1. He was, literally like a small car. "Grow a pair...." now that's two loud laughs in a row!!!

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  6. Bulls are territorial and will protect and defend their space. I imagine he thought you were getting a bit too close to his territory, so he did a bluff-charge at you to remind you. That was a good idea to vacate the premises. I was always scared of my Dad’s bulls and gave them plenty of space.

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    1. Thanks for this info. Yeah, he even came closer to the fence and laid down after I moved to the front. I would peak around the corner and see him.

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  7. Well, that would scare the shit outa me. I hope that bull isn't so in love with you that he turns into a stalker.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. To put it bluntly, yep, I can relate. Don't need to get trampled next to the fruit tree, ha.

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  8. Is this bull likely to be near your fence again? He is scary looking. Can you climb trees?

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    1. they have 200 acres and he is moved around. If we were there daily we'd see him more often but he's probably on the other side sectioned off now. They've had him since last year and that's the first time I saw him. But I'll be keeping an eye out.

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  9. I remember one Charolais bull at the Kentucky State Fair back around 1980, My grandmother stood next to it and the shoulder was as high as her head. She was 5'9" tall!

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    1. Yep, he was probably every bit of that. They are big for sure!!

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