Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kodiak's cattle

This weekend we went on a walk to see the tsunami waves arrive from the earthquake in Chile. We went about 2 miles off the end of the road system at Pasagshak. This is what we saw on our walk.

Aren't those cattle hairy? They are Scottish Highlander Cattle. They had tried raising regular cattle, but the cold and the rain did not let them succceed. These new guys are handling the elements well. They seem so tame; they let us walk right by them without any sign of being disturbed. Maybe that is why a few years ago bears started attacking them. So they brought up buffalo which do a much better job of fending off the bears. The combination of the Scottish Highlanders and buffalo seem to be a success. Both withstand the weather and the buffalo keep the bears away.

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