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A Bit of Advice when taking fence climber to town
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Kraig WY    Posted 06-03-2002 at 06:52:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Take a horse when you haul a fence climbing steer to town. Hauled a 1000# steer to the locker plant in Sundance (50 miles from here). Took one look at the chute entering the building and climbed over the six foot fence. A marry chase we did have. All over town, through the golf course (didn't even get permission to play through), through yards, down the streets. After about an hour and a half ended ut shooting the sucker at the fair ground. Hauled him back w/a back hole. I'm too old for this crap. Gonna take a good roping horse a long next time just in case.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-04-2002 at 15:05:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I saw a good chase on TV once the city cops chased this cow all over the plase and it drug a few around too! I could not belive they would stand in front of it and thought it would stop. Cows don't obey cops! Mark H.

Sammie    Posted 06-03-2002 at 21:56:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Woke up one morning to the neighbors big horse in my pasture. something must have spooked him during the night and he jumped a 4 ft fence. He sure wanted to go home but couldn't quite figure out how. I finally took heart, cut the fence, he went right through happenly and I sewed up the fence with wire til his owner got home at which time, she replaced the fence with a 5 fter. Jubie was very welcome at my house but it just wasn't home.

Richard    Posted 06-03-2002 at 15:32:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Helped my neihgor unload two new steer half grown calves . I knew we were in trouble when we opened the end of the trailer gate and the first one exited 5 ft off the ground. Both bolted over the 4 ft fence and ran the neighborhood for a week before they took up residence at someone elses corral and we wee called.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 06-03-2002 at 12:54:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Me and Andy had 45 goats one time at my place. He had a place in the city limits he wanted cleaned up, so we moved 'em. Soon as we opened the trailer gate, they went through the new electric fence. All through the city cemetary and a housing project. One was head butting his reflection in the glass doors at the health center. Andy tackled him before he broke the door. We found all but 1. Back to my place they went!

Mudcat49    Posted 06-03-2002 at 10:42:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well iffen they were gonna kill you and eat you wouldn't you climb a fence to try to get away too?

Clem    Posted 06-03-2002 at 10:38:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ain't it fun being a cowboy!

DeadCarp    Posted 06-03-2002 at 07:13:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like you got your workout Kraig! Transporting critters can be full of surprises sometimes - after 6 weeks with a pygmy goat, we had enough & got our $15 back by selling her to a buddy at work. Well i warned him about that goat! They had tied a sliding rope across the pickup bed, and no sooner they got on the freeway than she took a leap and was dangling alongside a back tire. That scared the womenfolks and they also had a bale of alfalfa in back, so they drove the rest of the way home with Mac's daughter hand-feedng the goat thru the open back window and chaff blowing all over the cab. When they got there, while he was sprucing up an enclosure for her, the goat ate Mac's wife's rubber tree plant, and a couple weeks later she gave birth to the cutest little black kid you ever saw! Granted, i didn't know she was pregnant, but i did warn him! Myself, i saw no need for Mac to name the kid after me! LOL

Hogman    Posted 06-04-2002 at 04:03:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I told Maw Hog about Your "Brief encounter" with tha little varments. She came up with a real good answer to tha problem with Em.

As Kids They are so cute, so lovin that We tend to spoil Em rotten. Added to this, They are a lot more active,nosey,agile,etc then normal sized Goats so You wind up with spoiled brats that are into everything all the time!!!!

We had twins that were born on Halloween,both black,named em "Spook" and "Goblin"wanted to be held all tha time,by tha time They were 2 months old They terrorized tha whole place.

It was a moment of shear joy when I accepted tha check,closed tha stock rack door and drove away leavin a fine flock of pesky Pygmys.

WallSal55    Posted 06-03-2002 at 09:56:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Takes all sorts of skills, doesn't it when they get loose? For a laugh, our pet cow got loose. She'd come back within so many yards of the pasture, but then stop. My husband knew she was that way, too. So when he returned home and learned he had to fix fence, he asked how I got her back in. I said, "I had to lasso her" with my own knots, and roping abilities--I had to learn right on the spot, then and there--self taught, that cow was going back in! (We live
close to a highway, so it's just too scary to
have one loose.)

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