A bovine gentleman. See, this is why I love words. There is no way I can look at a cow (ok David, bull) from now on and not think of it being referred to as a bovine gentleman.
I wonder what enticed a large bullock into a small space like the old powder magazine this bullock was found trapped in?
Perhaps something stored in there in the past had left a delicious smell. I am not sure how good old explosives smell though…
Either way, he wasn’t doing anything to make us look favourably on the intelligence of cows, was he?
The poor thing ended up trapped in the powder magazine for what was estimated to be two weeks without food and water, and was only discovered thanks to a passing riders curiosity. The magazine had to be partially demolished before he could be freed.
I can imagine a prime bullock surviving that long without food, and he was described as a skeleton when found, but we all know that nothing can survive that long without water. Clearly he was thirsty though, as the first thing he did when he got out was to make his way over to a waterhole and then have a good munch on the grass.
I am surprised that the poor thing didn’t die of boredom before he was rescued though, and imagine the smell… peeeeeyou!