Saturday, January 17, 2009

Black Bull Saga

Have you ever come across a person and thought, "That guy should not own an animal." I've had that thought recently. It began Thursday evening. As I pulled up to the mail box, I saw a big black bull in the ditch by the neighbor's pasture. At first I thought it was the neighbor's bull but I had just passed his son. Surely, the son would have stopped and put him in if it had been their bull. So I proceeded up my drive to the house.

After I changed my clothes, I went out to feed. I saw a truck parked at the end of our place and a guy pushing the bull up my fence line. I'm puzzled as to where the guy is takin' the bull since there is no cattle around the side or back of our place. The guy is hollerin' and makin' a scene as he walks behind the bull. My thoughts are, he is going to push that bull right over into my pasture. So I pen all my cattle up to feed them. All I need is that bull jumping the fence and gettin over here. It would not be good if he bred our registered heifers!

I go about my feedin' and notice the guy walking back down the fence line to his truck sans bull. Hmmm, wonder where the bull went? The husband calls to check on things and I begin tellin' him the story. I'm standing outside the barn and notice headlights on the next road over. The guy is on a 4 wheeler now, chasing the bull back towards our fence line! So I get off the phone and close our cattle back up in the trap. I watch the headlights and listen to him yellin' and gasin' the 4 wheeler. I eventually lose sight of him way in the back. Then, all of a sudden, I hear two gun shots. Holy crap, did he shoot the bull? After that, I didn't hear anything else. I let our cattle out.

Yesterday, the husband was home sick with the flu. He hears a commotion outside. He gets up and sees this ya-hoo in our drive with that dang bull. The husband goes outside to see what the heck is goin' on. The guy says he got the bull in last night but DIDN'T FIX THE FENCE! So the bull got out again. No kindin'? Geez! The guy asks if he can pen the bull on our place. The husband tells him that would be fine. Asked the guy if he had a trailer to come get him once he's penned. Ahh, no. But he thought he could borrow one. So the husband tries to sook the bull in with cubes. No sookin' goin' on here. I guess after your chased on foot, chased by 4 wheeler and shot at, you don't care to follow cubes! The guy told the husband he would go around him and chase the bull up into the pens. The husband told him NO, just stay back. But then the bull went up to the pen where our bulls are and wanted to fight. There was no penning this guy with just the sickly husband and an idiot. The husband told the guy to push him back out our drive and close our gate! The husband watched the guy push the bull back down our fence line with his rifle over his shoulder!

I went out to feed yesterday evening. All the cattle were in the back pasture along the fence. That stupid bull was STILL OUT! I called the cattle up and penned them again. I swear.

I left our cattle penned last night and this morning. Headed to the feed store this morning and don't want the flu-ridden husband to have to worry about the bull. I'll let them out once I get back so I can keep an eye on 'em.

13 comments:

threecollie said...

Good Grief! It is bad enough when you have to deal with your own animals when they get out without something like this. You have my sympathy, as does your poor sick husband. Take care!

The Wife said...

And we SO understand cattle getting out. That is why the husband wanted to help the guy. But there was no helpin' this guy.

LadyFi said...

Goodness.. some people!

Paintsmh said...

OH man that is horrible. That would drive me absolutely nuts.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Don't know what to say, except that some people just don't get it, when if comes to animals. There should be a test that people have to take, before they are allowed to have any kind of animal!

Mikey said...

Geezus, aren't people friggin amazing? Lazy asses!! And DUMB. Man *shaking head* you got a lot of patience, lol.

Pony Girl said...

Sounds kind of crazy! I wonder why he didn't fix the fence? That would have helped the problem from ever happening a second time!

Sydney said...

What morons!!! A bull of all animals too!

There is this guy down the road that has a horse that gets out. The gelding is a very sweet boy and well trained but damn, put up an electric fence or something because wooden pallets and snow fencing over T-posts just doesn't cut it. I get a call at least once a month asking me if my horse is loose. I am like "nope, Indigo don't go nowhere when she gets loose it's gotta be the gelding" the sad thing is the owner is a doctor. Very eccentric guy.

The Wife said...

Well, when I left for the feed store, the bull was outside our front gate. When I got home, he was nowhere to be seen. Don't know where he went. Hopefully HOME!

Train Wreck said...

We get the neighbor cows, horses,dogs, kids...We must have the greenest best tasting grass most fun place to play ever!! grrr I always try to push the cows in our roping arena. The hosers I put in a corral, the dog in our extra kennel, the kids..."Get on home" I yell! Oh sorry you live here.heh heh. Seriously though I don't mind once in a while. Our horses and roping steers have got out. Lord knows my dogs have roamed a bit. But Enough is snough. Be responsible about it. Sheesh! Sorry your hubby is under the weather. Tuck him in and read him a story. I'll send chicken soup.

gtyyup said...

You're right...some people just shouldn't own animals...or have children...can I say that in the same breath?

That's why we have a gate...it's not to keep people out...it's to keep all the neighborhood animals out of our alfalfa field! But, that's the law around here. It's open range...the land owner has to put up a fence to keep animals out if.

kdwhorses said...

Amen~gtyyup yes I do believe you can say that in the same sentence!

People are idiots, there is no getting around it!

Hopefully the bull situation is taken care of!

Ranch Diva Rachel said...

What an idiot...I don't know about ya'll, but here in Texas if a driver hits livestock on the road, it is livestock owners' fault. Daddy keeps those fences in order. Not only do we not want anyone to get hurt, or to lose a cow, but he doesn't want to pay for some idiot speeding down the road and hurting himself swerving from a cow. The idiot speeding is probably the same one that does not seem to care if his livestock is out. RME

Is it theft to take a wayward cow on your property to the sale barn?