did u ever had a problem with a cow?

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#1 Oct 5th, 2004, 04:38
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ever in india?

like you where stuck cause an cow on the road, or a cow somewhere else?
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Just watch out for Sudden head moves and big Horns and youl be allright. And there is nothing wrong with giving them a litle smack on the bottom if they are in your way....
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Do recall a cow going beserk in a laneway at the back of Varanasi ghats. Rear hooves swinging about, the locals scattered like a bomb had gone off.

I pressed against wall to avoid being pinned. Was an hour before my heart stopped pounding ...
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I happen to like cows, and on my last trip to Rajasthan I was petting a really cute one. I turn my back and it tries to mount me! Everybody was laughing at the furungi being mounted.
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Back in the days when Kathmandu was a tiny town with almost no auto traffic, one of the big Swiss bulls followed a pretty little native cow around the veggie market and tried to mount her in the middle of Durbar Square. Travellers and Nepalis backed out of the square to form a big ring, and we all watched...

A mini-bus full of well-dressed tourists who had come to see the Living Goddess took one look and bolted for their van and got the heck out of there -- the rest of us, sharing cigarettes and other smokes, stood around for an hour. The bull never actually managed to do the deed...

About then, the litle cow bolted down one of those narrow lanes, knocked some guy silly, and was quickly out of sight, and the voyeurs left to go about our business!

There was no TV around India and Nepal at the time, so we were easily amused.
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as a kid, had got into a number of "situations" where you and the cow have to pass each other on narrow lanes - some cows had attitude problems, but were generally ok. the problem was, while passing them by, you sometimes get a decent lashing from the tail.

buffalloes were more terrifying and generally more ill-tempered.

of course, as a kid, you are seeing this at eye-level and makes a big difference.

back in rural kerala where i was brought up, have got into some situations with elephants as well! imagine, a narrow road with walls on both sides, you on a bicycle, an elephant ( of course with a mahout) coming in the opposite direction, with a huge bunch of palm leaves held beween it tusks and brushing against the walls on both sides - where will you go?

elephants generally have a good time in kerala. they get goodies from each house they pass by. bananas and coconuts are the favourites.
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Not much!

Only the bulls at the Dalal Street are unpredictable. They once went out of control when the union government proposed a bill to ban cow slaughtering.

Otherwise its not all that a big problem. See my profile
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yes, an encounter with a calf not a cow! While i was a kid, I was visiting my dad's sister's house n Puri, Orissa (Eastern India). They had a domestic cow and a calf. The calf was tied to a coconut tree.

I was in one of my mischevous moods - so I went and pulled her tail! The calf went crazy and started circling the tree. I was in between the rope and the coconut...and u could imagine how badly I got entangled!!!
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Originally Posted by wonderwomanusa -- the rest of us, sharing cigarettes and other smokes, stood around for an hour....
..There was no TV around India and Nepal at the time, so we were easily amused...
Sounds to me thoes other smokes (not that I ever tryed them) helpt the plot on the way....
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When we were in Varanasi a few weeks ago, we were walking along the Ganges and there were literally herds of cows..Everyone walked by them safely, but one of the cows charged one of the guys we were with. The guy faced the cow, looking at it straight in the eye, and the cow backed off..Whew, I was freaked out for a second..After that, I never got too close to a cow again
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We had a particually painful incident involving sharp horns and a bottom in Hardiwar. Never forget it. cheeky cow (in all sense of the word)
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mexicans love bull fights - they should love cows grazing on the streets, lanes and bylanes of india who opccasionally nudge you with their horns or lash at you with their tails. what is necessary is to accept the inevitable and get used to them. they do not harm unless harmed.
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I have a new appreciation for our bovine friends. They're so peaceful and adorable. Sometimes I stop and pat them, and from my observations many of the locals do too. I've sometimes seen them touch the cow at the top (base) of the tail then touch their own forehead. I take it this is a kind of blessing?

If I was a cow in India I think I'd rather be a country cow than a city cow.
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