'I have to ask you something, though: you said that any rational person would climb the tree: are cows dangerous in any way, like their male counterparts? Will they charge or something? 'Cause I'd be thinking "big, goofy, cud-chewing hamburgers; what could they do to me?" Am I an ignorant city girl? Or -- irrational? LOL'
Let me answer your first question with a question. What would you do if you had a dozen 3000lb animals walking in your direction? I thought so.
I doubt I could get up a tree; I think I'd have to start tunneling really, really fast. Or make like a statue. I think, though, that I'd be sweating so hard they'd take me for a salt lick. That would also be surreal. LOL
But to be more specific, no, cows aren't really dangerous unless they're panicked [stampede]. That is why my wife's cousin got such a kick out of it. He told me that if I would have just yelled at, or shook a stick at them they would have went away. They probably thought I had food or something like that. But I had no idea about this at the time. I had never been around cows before [and never have again].
I haven't either, so just had to know! One thing I do know, from having watched nature stuff on TV, is that rhinoceroses (rhinoceri?) -- the ones one would think would be nasty because of those big sticky horns -- are nothing to worry about, but hippopotamuses (hippopotami?) will git ya and are one of the most lethal animals in Africa. I thought maybe cows might've been deceptive like that and no one ever told me LOL