Nikita the cow defends sheep from wolves!

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Nikita the cow defends sheep from wolves!

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Nikita the cow defends sheep from wolves!

Iainm posted 18-Nov

The issue of wolves in ski resorts continues to attract attention as the successful 're-wilding' has led to the rehabilitation of wolves to be almost too successful.

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

Far Queue
reply to 'Nikita the cow defends sheep from wolves! '
posted 18-Nov

Imagine if they managed to record it on film, we would all finally have something else to talk about... Cowvid!

I shall pack my bags.

Billip5
reply to 'Nikita the cow defends sheep from wolves! '
posted 19-Nov

I can't believe you wrote that !!

Topic last updated on 19-November-2020 at 14:06

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