Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A lot of bull!


There is a mini-horse farm down the road from us which also has a few goats and this bull. While on a bike ride the other day, we stopped to take some pictures.  As we leaned over the wooden fence, we saw the bull begin to come our way. "How cool," I thought. "We'll be able to get some really good shots."

Not so.   At the moment this photo was taken, the bull put down his head and charged. The ground shook! Dirt flew everywhere! He roared right up to the fence, snorting and pawing the ground! We thought he was coming right through the fence!

We determined it was the better side of valor to make tracks so we jumped on our bikes and headed for home!

16 comments:

Olivier said...

courage fuyons ;)) j'aurais fait la meme chose, surtout que c'est une belle bete

Sharon said...

Oh my, you had your own little version of running with the bulls.

LOLfromPasa said...

Smart move, Lowell :). Genuinely sweet photo caught just in the nick of time!

magiceye said...

The bull saw red?!!

Andy said...

It's the goats that are at fault Lowell. They feed the bull a lot of BS about you. :)

Judy said...

He's a good looking bull but not all that friendly, I guess. I bet he could get through that fence if he wanted to.

Jack said...

I got some instruction from a Vermont bull many years ago. Now I admire them from a safe distance.

A Connecticut Yankee is quite like a Boston Brahmin, except that CT version went to Choate or Kent and then Yale while the MA version was at Andover or Exeter before Harvard. Both wear seersucker jackets in the summer.

llandudnopictures said...

At least he is sticking to the path, were you wearing a red shirt by any chance?!?

RedPat said...

Funny, he doesn't look that mean!

That house is a semi-detached and would probably sell for at least $2.5million and a lot more if the inside has been modernized i.e. new kitchen, bathrooms, etc. Prices here are quite crazy especially in particularly desirable areas.

cieldequimper said...

Oooh, that happened to me once except I didn't notice the bull at first and I didn't have any means of escape. Luckily, it didn't charge. I wish someone could have filmed me crawling back to safety along a hedge...

You live dangerously.

Kay said...

Gee, and it looks so sweet in the photo you took! But I do think the goats behind him were egging him on. Old goats can incite angry mobs. Look what they do in the House, after all.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela fotografia...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Halcyon said...

Funny story! Glad you made it back to tell the tale.

EG CameraGirl said...

Whoa! And he didn't even know you! :)

Taken For Granted said...

That's a Brahma bull noted for their bad tempers. They are often used as rodeo stock as they are ferocious bucking bulls. I note the fence is substantial to contain it's residents. You were wise to just move on.

Small City Scenes said...

Too funny!! Maybe you are not so S L O W after all. Certainly not dim-witted. MB

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson