Nikita the cow defends sheep from wolves!
Started by Iainm in Ski News 18-Nov-2020 - 2 Replies
Iainm posted 18-Nov
However, a recent story in Montagne News caught our attention.
A cow amidst sheep
It explains how a cooperative in the south of Aveyron have experimented to reduce sheep lost to wolves by putting a Hérens cow in the middle of a flock of sheep. This has been copied in Gresse-en Vercors in Isère after a wolf attack in May.
The Hérens breed of cow, is originally from Switzerland, and are known for their fighting skills. The idea is that they would fight off any wolf.
So far no attacks have been identified in the presence of 'Nikita' - the 'cow guard'.
The experiment is being followed closely across the Vercors and Isère and maybe adopted by other breeders.
Photo (c) Le Dauphine Libere
Iain from Skipedia has reported on this before for The Ski Podcast, which you can listen to here
reply to 'Nikita the cow defends sheep from wolves! ' posted 19-Nov
Topic last updated on 19-November-2020 at 14:06