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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Horns....


My question is do they ever accidentally bump into each other with those big horns, or are they just aware of their size they way we are of our bodies?  I forget who told me that these cattle are generally real easy going and gentle.

26 comments:

Hill Top Post said...

I love them!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yikes, these horns are huge! I do wonder if any get accidentally gored.

Nancy Chan said...

Wow! Really long horns. I wouldn't want to go too near them.

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...


I like animal photographs, are they bulls?

Bill said...

I could be wrong, but they were more common than shorthorns in the mid 1800's. The longhorns are quite dramatic!

At Home In New Zealand said...

What huge horns. They may be gentle but I don't think I would want to get too close to one!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Yes, they are quite spatially aware, so rare to have injuries. And they do tend to have gentle natures. Similar to the highland cattle of my homeland - not that you'd want to pick an argument, mind you! YAM xx

Ann said...

I can't imagine having to carry those horns around all the time. They are rather impressive looking.

Hootin' Anni said...

Longhorns. Texas. They go hand in hand. But, y'know, I've never thought of them running into each other with their...long horns.

ushasurya said...

Gosh !! Those horns are really intimidatind!! Wonder if they they consciously avoid bumping into each other while going in a group!!

Sharon M said...

I would hope that instinct keeps accidents from happening. I wonder how heavy those horns are.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, those longhorns are beautiful! Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend ahead.

Dee said...

I think they must know.

I bent down once to pick something up in the field and one of the long horns was curious and bent down with me. The horns brushed my hair but NEVER touched my head.

I love long horns. They are very sweet animals.

Tara said...

How nice to find your photo blog! I used to live next to a ranch that had all kinds of exotic animals (in Northern California). Among them was a sizeable herd of Longhorns. They were indeed very mellow creatures and I could approach them through the fence and they were very curious.

Ruthie said...

Impressive horns and lovely color patterns

don said...

A great cattle shot and you raise an interesting question.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love how they look, but seeing that I tend to stay away from large animals, I would need my telephoto lens to get a picture.

Steven said...

Those racks of horns are incredibly long! Talk about "elbow room"! A great find and capture here.

Red Rose Alley said...

hahaha, that's a good question. But they do look gentle. I like this photo, Rose.

~Sheri

....peter:) said...

it's a great picture of the longhorn cattle Rose... i would think that they are aware if the reach of their horns... but i am sure that they would rather be out on a renge then in that coral....peter:)

CheerfulMonk said...

Another beautiful photo! I'm glad I don't have to carry huge horns like that.

Kodak said...

I am a big fan of longhorns. I almost never pass by them in a pasture without stopping for some photos. Nice shot.

The Furry Gnome said...

Can't believe those big wide horns!

harry said...

Nice view of this herd. Of course they are aware of their horns and bodies; they don't get caught in fences and bushes as they walk by, do they" But of course they also have accidents - who among us hasn't bumped or backed into a stranger on a bus or crowded elevator.

L. D. said...

They look like they are in too small of a pen for horns like that. I bet they catch them on fence wire and each other.

happyone said...

Those horns sure a BIG. I wonder the same thing!

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