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Old November 8, 2011, 01:08 AM   #26
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I can't see the video on my phone but I have a good idea what happened from reading the preceding posts. Believe it or not, there is a delicate art to handling cattle that takes years to master. I'm not being facetious. Any moron with a hotshot can push cattle up an alleyway from the catwalk. I'm talking about being able to make them do what you want without ever saying a word to them or getting them agitated in any way. Calm cattle are easier to handle. Easy handling means safer for me.
I do not know the intricacies of in-depth police work. I do not expect them to know the intricacies of my work. Most city people I have invited to my place are scared to death of cattle because they have no idea how to 'read' the animal. Cattle just want to get away from you and back to the herd when separated & very few want to deliberately hurt you. The ones that do want to hurt you can, given the opportunity, critically injure or even kill you in less time than it has taken you to read my post.
Sounds like these police officers were as frazzled as the animal. A bad combination led to a bad result.
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Old November 8, 2011, 04:47 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Briandg
running like he had fishhooks in his nads
That's not funny, that actually happened to me once.

I think that overall it could have been handled better, but not everyone has the skill to deal with larger animals. Causing them panic only makes it worse. Non predatory animals aren't inclines to "fight" the same way as larger herd animals are. I honestly have to wonder what threat they posed to the public, that required lethal force. Sure, they could kill someone, but most people aren't going to stand in their way, and no cow is going to chase you down. While a Bull/Steer may, be humane and go for a better gun.
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Old November 8, 2011, 10:14 PM   #28
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As far as I know Gatineau police don't have either rifles or shotguns available to them.
As far as the Surete du Quebec (provincial police force)goes they used to have shotguns mounted upright between the front seats years ago.
The problem was that the officers were using the shotguns as ashtrays so the shotguns are no longer used as far as I know.
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Old November 8, 2011, 11:01 PM   #29
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We let this one run because... uh.... because....... well hell, I'm not sure why we let this one run, but unless it was THIS particular cow (I hope you like puns ), it just really ain't on topic.

It's been, um... different, but it's also closed.
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