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Norweigian Cows Mutilate People

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 20:44:10 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 20:44:10 -0400
Subject: Norweigian Cows Mutilate People

Source: Aftenposten Norway


Updated 25.06.02, kl 15:54 (GMT +01:00)

Cows Rampage In Norway

In a bizarre series of incidents, two farmers in different parts
of the country were hospitalized after being attacked by cows.
Elsewhere, four men narrowly missed having their car crushed by
a crash-landing cow.

Friday saw the first attack in the odd cow crime wave. Stian
Skoglund, 23, was bashed and trampled by a furious cud-chewer.
Stian was helping his girlfriend with her summer job on a farm
in Belta in =C5snes when the attack occurred.

"The cow attacked me. I was going to scare up the cows at about
four in the afternoon and chase them over to where they are
milked twice a day," Stian recalled. As he approached he noticed
that one of them was uneasy. He made eye contact with the animal
and tried to calm it. Instead, the beast became provoked and

"The cow butted me and I fell," Stian said. He got up and tried
to escape but the cow again knocked him to the ground before it
began to hop and trample him. The cow shattered one of his legs
just four centimeters below the knee. Skoglund also suffered
several broken ribs, cuts and bruises. The attack finally
stopped when he played dead.

Now he wonders if the attack might have been connected to a job
he did a few days earlier when he drove away the body of a calf
that had died on the farm.

"Maybe it was her motherly instincts being aroused. I have also
heard that I shouldn't have made eye contact with her, that only
provokes them," Skoglund said.

A 45-year-old farmer in Nordby, Raelingen was hospitalized
Tuesday in stable condition after an encounter with a cow he
found leaving Jahr farm. The animal first charged his wife.
After waving his arms to distract the animal, the farmer found
himself being knocked to the ground.

"The cow went berserk and couldn't be stopped. The farmer was
thrown into the air and landed injured on the ground," a witness

While terrified witnesses tried in vain to calm the rampant cow
others contacted authorities who sent an ambulance and a medical
helicopter. A veterinarian was also summoned. He tranquilized
the animal and a decision about it future is likely today.

The attack at Jahr farm comes a year after a nearby farmer was
trampled to death by several bulls.

A flying - and landing - cow accounted for a close encounter
with death on road E39 near Rogaland on Monday night.

Four men traveling in a car saw only a large shadow in the sky
before a massive impact shook the ground. Driver Olav Kjeldstad
managed to avoid hitting the object, looked behind him and saw a
cow in the road.

Police deduced that the cow must have fallen from a ten-meter
high cliff overhanging the road. The animal only managed a few
moos before dying of its injuries.

"I was pretty shaken afterwards but I have to admit we had a
laugh as well. The whole thing was tragicomic," Kjeldstad said.

UFO UpDates thanks John Barrow for the lead

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