Unprovoked attack leaves grandma dead while protecting one year old grandson-

I wonder if the cows will be showing up at bus stops sizing up which children (or seniors) they can stomp to death 😉 For sure, cows kills far more people than wolves do. Maybe shelters should be built for the children.

Family says woman died protecting toddler from cow. Written by Tiffany De Masters. Des Moines Register

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MORE added on June 21, 2011

Aggressive deer stomps B.C. woman in her yard. Animal kept coming back, had to be shot. The Canadian Press.

Deer attacks B.C. man in city street. CBC News

I put up more herbivore attack stories not because I hate deer, but to counter all the fear mongering by the anti-wolf crowd who seem to frightened of the safest animal out there (safest to humans). They ought to stop trying to scare people about nothing, learn about the harsh realities of nature, and get a life for themselves. Ralph Maughan


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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

8 Responses to Iowa cow kills grandma (more animal attacks)

  1. mikarooni says:

    Pit bulls kill way more than either bovine bulls or wolves; yet, the unwashed dregs of the right still want them kept unregulated and readily available to protect those local meth labs. They cry wolf and want to keep the wolves restricted to the national parks, but are just fine with packs of feral pit bulls running free in the trailer parks. I guess for many rural parts of the West those meth labs are the golden labs. Get it? It’s amazing; one gin and tonic and the puns just keep coming.

  2. Harley says:


    I guess I could be considered on ‘the right’ of the fence more than the left. I do bath quite regularly. And I do not nor have I ever condoned pit bulls running wild amongst trailer parks. Or city streets for that matter. Aside from the drug pushers and dog fighters, I can’t think of one decent person who would condone such a thing. Feral dogs are a menace and yes, they are much more dangerous than a pack of wolves. And I think I’m very safe in saying those on the ‘right’, even further than myself, don’t think packs of wild dogs are a good thing and they can’t stand drug pushers and the kind of element you find associated with the activities you describe.
    I think people, ON BOTH SIDES, take the worst stereotype they can think of and paint everyone they don’t like with the same brush.

    And as far as shelters being built for children to protect them from rampaging cows, well… usually cows are kept in some sort of protective enclosure that can keep them somewhat contained. Wolves and wild dog packs can roam around at will. I know that statement was tongue in cheek but… it was rather silly!

  3. jdubya says:

    “unwashed dregs of the right”? As a confirmed lefty I can only hope you had one scotch too many when you wrote this bullshit.

  4. JC says:

    Um, there’s no better place than this post to introduce people to Dana Lyon’s “Cows with Guns.”


    And watch out next for the chickens… chickens with choppers.

  5. Christopher says:

    Thx JC, I needed a good laugh!

  6. nunya basinez says:

    The “Eat Mor chikin” cow perhaps???? Let’s face it, these types of attacks are becoming mor and mor common. Maybe our “animals” are sick and tired of us treated them the way we do. Don’t mean to be disrespectful to the victim and her family here. All peace and condolences go out to all of them.
    However, it is highly unlikely that this cow was the family pet. We all know why they were feeding them corn cobs, don’t we??? Do we ever consider how THEY feel when they have to witness (and endure) all the “cruel and unusual punishment” we disrespectfully impose on them (directly and indirectly)
    Please excuse me while I put in “Planet of the Apes” while I demolish this Angus Burger with BBQ sauce.

    • Ralph Maughan says:

      Back in the day, children in farm families learned not to name those animals they were going to eat. It was bad for digestion. However, that was in another era. Today they are shipped off. No one on the farm sees the conditions or the killing. This allows some farmers to get all weepy when a wolf kills and eats a calf . . . “unspeakable brutality!”

      • Jeff N. says:

        Breaking news coming out of Plattville, WI:

        Apparently a small herd of dairy cows has been seen loitering in the parking lot at the Elderly Care Facility,

        Also in Mahomet, IL:

        2 seperate groups of black angus have been sighted dangerously close to the post office and town library. A sense of panic is gripping the town because the library is located only a 1/4 mile from the 4-H kids summer camp.

        More details to follow as they become available.


June 2011


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