Friday, November 23, 2007

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] Never Trust a Cow...

Shooter Says He Mistook Cow for Coyote
AP Posted: 2007-11-22 19:27:23

COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A man says he shot and killed a neighbor's cow after mistaking it for a coyote.

Authorities and the owner are skeptical.

The undersheriff in northern Michigan's Benzie County says he doesn't see how anyone could confuse a 1,400-pound, pregnant cow with a coyote, which typically weighs 20 to 45 pounds. (full story)

Now, in the interest of full-disclosure, I should say that I have what you could call a love/hate relationship with cows. I love them on plates and buns, and I hate seeing them politicized by the various molar-grinding crowds who say things like "Dan? Tofu can taste like steak. And, tofu isn't murder."

Anyway, on the surface, it seems a little odd that someone would gun down a perfectly innocent cow such as this, but if you've ever spent any time around cattle, you know that they can be tricky. I think there's a pretty good chance this cow (alias: "Hannah") was sneaking around acting like a coyote, and considering that, I can see how this poor guy could be confused.

After all, does anyone really truly know what it is that cows do in their off hours?

They could be sitting around sipping lattes and writing novels for all we know.

I'm certain there's more to this story, and you can trust me to keep you abreast of any further information as it comes in.


Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 11/23/2007 06:25:00 AM


  1. If his eyes are THAT bad, should he realy be allowed to own a gun!?
    Maybe cows watch mooovies. (sorry)

  2. Oh, Barry...  Did you have to?  


    Nonetheless, you do bring up a good point.  This guy probably shouldn't be playing around with firearms if he's having trouble telling the difference between a cow and a coyote.


  3. I've known a few cows in my life, but not the 4 legged type ;-)

  4. I love cows, too. We have a half a one residing in our freezer at the moment.