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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Cows in British Columbia will not go down without a fight!!!!!!!................Cows 1, Bears 0 in what was an incredible grouping of pics I got to see.................Thanks to my friend, Mr. C for these great shots!

Never underestimate a Canadian Cow!!!
Cows taking on a black bear in B.C., Canada
Now this is some tough beef...Maybe I'll get me a "Watch cow"
Interesting photo from a ranch in the Kettle Valley , BC area where every year they have to deal with some pretty weird stuff.
This year a bear had been bothering the herd and I guess enough was enough. Read on...
A couple of evenings ago, Wayne went out to check the cows and saw a very strange sight and was able to photograph the event.

A black bear approached our cow herd which turned out to be a very big mistake on his part.
The blonde and white Simmental cow we know as I-12 went right for him. She is a very good cow, a very attentive mother and about12 years old. She's in her prime and knows that bears are bad news.She tried her best to mash him into the ground.
Finally, the bear decided to vacate the area. We thought he'd be dead for sure, but there was no sign of him the next day. We'll have to keep an eye out for eagles in the trees or flocks of ravens flying up. We're sure he's got some broken ribs out of the deal at the very least. Wayne couldn't believe his eyes when he witnessed this ruckus.

This is another once-in-a-lifetime photography event to add to all the others he managed to document this summer. It is amazing. Whoever said Cows were stupid are so Wrong....they have a heart and a mind too!


Anonymous said...

Hi Rick, Do you know who the photographer was? I would like to put them in contact with a large German nature magazine, who I know would be interested in publishing them? Thanks! Please let me know an email to contact you directly to swap contact details if you are interested. Tiffany

Coyotes, Wolves and Cougars forever said...

Tiffany..............I do not know who the photographer who snapped these pics........I am