Somewhere out in a paddock in Moss Vale, N.S.W. there is an embarrassed ghost just wishing it had suffered a more dignified end.
In 1932 a bullock was found dead under strange circumstances.
It seemed that the bullock had an itchy head and, as quadrupeds do, lifted a rear foot to scratch it.
Unfortunately, the bullocks demise was attributed to being suffocated when it couldn’t extricate itself from this position, the hoof becoming caught on a horn.
Yes, I know we shouldn’t laugh about an unfortunate end like this but I really would love to know what went through the bullocks mind when it realized its own foot was stuck on its head….
I thought this article from 1914 might be appropriate for a Monday morning as weekends are traditionally the time for overdoing it. Monday is the day of wishing you had shown some restraint!
I expect that if these drunken cows knew what was going to happen once they ate the waste from Farmer Frank’s cider press they may well have shown some restraint too.
I wonder what they were really thinking as they lay slumped against the wall of their field? I expect that the twelfth cow especially was feeling nothing but regret.
Surely this farmer knew that a bucket of cold water just makes a drunk person angry. If he really wanted the cows to recover quickly he should have just put on a huge pot of coffee and fried them up a greasy breakfast.