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Happy Cows of California? That’s a Bunch of Bulls

I took my friend Jean home after our walk, and fortunately had my camera along.  Fields of grazing land in the foothills of Tulare County is several thousand acres.  The bulls live the life of Riley.  Cows, that’s another story.  Dairies pack those poor milky females into a few hundred acres with no grass – mud/dirt only.  Cows have to watch what they eat so the milk tastes right – so no tempting grass  Does that sound familiar women?

Bulls, though, are treated like royalty.  But, in spite of the best of the best, the grass is always greener on the other side.

I'd be he's going to be a womanizer, too!  No bull!

I’d bet he’s going to be a womanizer, too! A whole field of prime real estate to choose from, and he chooses to go UNDER the fence!  No bull!

This little guy wasn’t shy.  I thought I would try to sneak up on him, and he posed for me without being asked.  Then he came over to ME.  I sat on the ground, and pretty soon I had a harem of bulls.  V told me that a good photographer gets different perspectives on things by going to different levels.  Good photographers don’t always take their pictures from 5’5″ in the air.  So I laid down.  I think the bulls wanted to make a meal of me, and I know they only eat vegetables.

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I wasn’t worried.  For some reason skinny barbed wired scares off the biggest bulls.  So these little guys had to be safe.  Right?  Actually I was more worried about me being safe than I was about them.  And that’s no bull!

Splotch’s owner came out when she saw me lying on the ground on the side of the road.  I had to sit up every time a car drove by so they wouldn’t think there was a dead woman on the side of the road.  Sure enough someone pulled off the road and asked the bull’s owner  Peggy Sue, about my car pulled off the other side of the road and parked.  I heard her talking about me.

They’re so cute when they are young.  Unfortunately they grow up!  The lucky ones look like this big fella.  The unlucky ones – we eat!

What are you lookin' at?  Good thing you ain't a wearin' red, lady!

What are you lookin’ at? Good thing you ain’t a wearin’ red, lady!

I have to admit that this guy scared me some.  I didn’t get down to get a better angle on him.

What would you have done if you’d seen such a bunch of cute bulls hanging around on your way home?

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  1. I really enjoyed reading about the bulls in a pasture nearby. I see a fence between you and the bulls. Take a look at Sirfelion when you find there is no fence between our bovine friends and yours truly, yikes! Wild that you had an adventure like ours just before we had ours! Most edifying. Ours had cows and bulls mixed, maybe that tamed the bullheadedness of most bulls? The cows did not seem to be the milking kind. Soon off to another adventure. Honestly, never been chased by a cow or bull (yet?).

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    • I have been, I don’t like it much. I was scared to death when it happened! I was never so happy to get on the other side of a fence!!! 🙂 I’ll go check out your bull story. 🙂 ML 🙂

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  2. “A harem of bulls.” 😆 Great photos, Marsha, but I would have loved one of this crazy lying down on the side of the road. You’re hilarious, and you say that I’M funny. 😕 😀

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    • I did feel like a bit of a crazy to be honest! But I had fun. I had to laugh out loud at some of their expressions. And all that SNOT! I never saw such drippy noses! 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and visiting my cow boys, Sylvia. 🙂 🙂 ML

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  3. Marsha, you continue to crack me up! Splotch! Cute little buggers aren’t they (until they grow up).
    Yeah, it seems as if the female of any species always get the shaft. Oh well, such is life.
    Have a great day and keep on shooting!
    Oh yeah, I see your hopping bunny is back!

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  4. I think I would have taken photos as well, Marsha 🙂 I wouldn’t get too close though because I was chased by a bull across a paddock when I was young! 😯

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  5. Wow, great pix! I love to see them nice and outside and eating grass. One time hubs and I were hiking in an area that shared pasture land for cows and they were huge and very scary. I’m only 5ft tall and I swear they were taller than me! I’m not sure if they were cows or bulls actually, I didn’t look!

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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