Bruno Díaz, a biologist at the local Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute, said orcas were attracted to small yachts because of their size, and that the animals in question – probably “immature teenage” orcas – had probably just got a bit carried away.
“We’re not their natural prey,” he told Associated Press. “They’re having fun – and maybe these orcas have fun causing damage.”
What? How does that happen? Did the cows gang up and charge him? Did he just encounter a particularly bad ass cow? Inquiring minds want to know.I'm sure I've seen this movie before
I first laughed when a friend of mine, an experienced mountain hiker, told me a story about cows gathering and closing in when she and her partner were hiking in the alps. But the situation got really scary, and they later got told that there had been dangerous attacks before. It doesn't happen that often, but often enough for the authorities of Tirol to issue an official warning video and guidelines how to avoid cow attacks when crossing alpine grazing pastures. Especially hikers with dogs might startle them, it s highly advised to unleash your dog when attacked so it can outrun the cows - instead of trying to protect it. Mother cows are super protective when they feel their calves are in danger. And apparently sometimes they really team up, there have been reports of herds trying to surround intruders before they attack. Don't trust those big kind eyes.
The cows mistake a pet dog for a kidnapped calf, and take action to retrieve their 'babies' - I've had it happen to me (although not as seriously).