Cattle on the BuddonRSS feed

Posted: Tuesday 26 October, 2010

by Rosemary at 2:29pm in Cattle No comments Add your own

We live next to Barry Buddon Army camp. It extends to around 950 acres. When the flags are down, the public have access - it is a SSSI and SPA. There are cattle grazing it as well.

I took John and Linda down there today as the tide was out and the flags were down - and they wanted to walk round the beach to Carnoustie. It's a few miles to the start of the beach so I drove them down. As I drove back, I saw the cattle and stopped to watch them.

There were about 15 - 18 cows - Angus x Holstein, I would have thought - each with a calf at foot, and an Aberdeen Angus bull. They came through the trees, grazing as they went, but obviously walking with a purpose. Some stopped to have a look at me, then walked on.

I know this sounds weird - they clearly aren't wild - they have two big yellow tags in their ears, for one thing - but it felt like watching wild animals. It wasn't like watching cattle in a field - it was like buffalo or something. I can't explain it. Maybe just incipient madness.


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