I met some ladies . . .

Driving across Dartmoor the other day I squinted, not quite believing what I saw. I’ve often seen a solitary highland cow but never a whole bunch of them together and right by the side of the road. I slowed down onto the verge, expecting them to get up and walk away but they didn’t. I opened the car window and started snapping but couldn’t get a clear view so I got out. Again, I thought they would disappear or more likely, make me disappear!

Instead they let me get to within six feet of them and I could probably have got even closer but didn’t want to push my luck.

So here they are, hope they make you smile.

24 thoughts on “I met some ladies . . .

  1. We have a small herd in our local nature reserve. I’m always amazed at how quiet and docile they seem. Even dogs don’t seem to worry them (not that we have one, but from my observation….) Love the pics. I remember my surprise the first time I saw ‘ours’ – so out of context as it were. Worth stopping the car πŸ™‚

  2. They look so comfortable – mildly curious about this strange creature who’s wandered into your world, but not enough to bother getting up and chasing you away. I can almost hear them mooing quietly to each other “Where did that come from? Why don’t you get rid of it?” “Me? Why me? I have this cud to work on. Somebody else can make it leave…”

      1. That’s true ~ but they do have snappy teeth! I’m shocked and saddened that their numbers are dwindling, though ~ sounds like they’re becoming an endangered species.

  3. Looks like they’re having a bad hair day like I sometimes do. LOL
    I think the colors showcased really well when I clicked on them. The one with a little fly on it’s nose made me want to swat it. If I didn’t know better I would think you had posed them for your photos. πŸ˜ƒ

  4. these are delightful! not sure if i would have had the courage to get as close as you did, but am glad you did, and that your camera was with you. i so enjoyed this πŸ™‚

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