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No, that's NOT the way to make milkshakes... [Jun. 20th, 2009|05:18 pm]
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Was going through a batch of links and found this.

Never mind swine `flu, now you've got to watch out for exploding bulls...

[User Picture]From: micheinnz
2009-06-20 07:59 am (UTC)
Ah, electricity. Humans/cattle vs physics -- physics always wins.

The farmers were the lucky ones -- if they'd touched those fences as they were jumping over them, they'd have died too.
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-06-20 08:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, and electric fences are no fun... I've had enough bad experiences with the old-car-battery-powered ones back when I was trudging through paddocks looking for buried treasure permanent survey reference marks.

I do think burying them is a bit of a waste though... surely they'd at least be worth processing for dog tucker?
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[User Picture]From: grygon
2009-06-20 08:12 am (UTC)
... am i the only one wondering what they did with the bodies? i want some skulls, and baculum if cows have those... O.o
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-06-20 08:44 am (UTC)
Reading between the lines of the article, it looks like they dug a hole and buried them. I personally think it's a waste (couldn't they at least have had pet food made out of them?) but obviously they had their reasons.

Around here you could probably get half animal skulls from the supermarket (with a bit of pork wrapped around them - half pig's heads for making soup out of) but whole ones might be a bit harder. It's a shame you're on the other side of the world... there's a few people locally who fatten up stock on their ten acre blocks then send them to the works to have meat made of them (I was once the Person B involved with arranging the conversion of half the pig that ate Person A's scraps into a huge load of pork and sausages and bacon and stuff in Person C's freezer) and under those circumstances I could probably have arranged a skull. Or if I had a time machine I know where I could have found a mostly decomposed sheep carcass some time in 1992 (it was exactly in a spot where I had to put a survey peg, so that would make it easy for me to find if I could just find the survey office plan...)

... I had to look up what a baculum actually was. I don't think I'd be much good at asking for one, sorry...
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[User Picture]From: grygon
2009-06-20 08:57 am (UTC)
lol. i would find great pleasure in asking a farmer for that... choice slice?

well, luckily cattle skulls aren't hard at all to come by. some day i'll nab one. but the baculum will take some describing/explaining i am sure.
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[User Picture]From: grygon
2009-06-20 08:58 am (UTC)
ohm, and yeah, seems a big waste of meat to me too.
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