Monday, January 19, 2009

Leg Stomping Cows in Colorado

If you are going to Boulder, Colorado to ride you bicycle, be careful, be very careful.

From the Daily Camera:

Cow charges cyclist on Boulder open space

By Amy Bounds (Contact)

Originally published 05:23 p.m., January 19, 2009

Updated 06:13 p.m., January 19, 2009

BOULDER — A cow charged a woman on the South Boulder Creek Trail on Monday afternoon, knocking her down, officials said.

The woman was riding her bike on the trail when she encountered the cow, and she stopped to let the animal pass, said Pete Taylor, a ranger for Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. The cow knocked the woman over and walked on her legs, he said.

He said the woman -- whose name wasn't released -- wasn’t seriously injured, and she refused medical treatment.

She didn’t appear to do anything to provoke the animal, which witnesses said appeared to have an injured leg, he said. The cow had left the scene by the time rangers arrived, but hikers coming down the trail were warning others about the rogue bovine.

Marshall Mesa open space is leased by livestock owners and used as grazing land. Taylor said the cow’s owner was notified.

Jason Vogel, vice president of the Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance, called the attack "odd, rare and random" and said he hasn’t heard of any other cows going after cyclists. It’s not even common to come across cows on the trails, he said, though they often can be seen nearby.

"It’s not something people should be concerned about," he said.


pj said...

Bears, wolves, coyotes and cows, oh my!

Kill all the critters to make life safe for people on bikes!!

Captain Crab said...

All migrating birds that weigh more than four pounds will also have to be destroyed to make all air travel safe again, also.

And don't forget......Badgers!