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Houston, we have a problem

April 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

This is a 10 month old cow, Sparky.  Sparky needs to quit nursing.  Sparky does not want to quit nursing.  Her humans decided to force the issue and prepared for the event with an electric fence.  Sparky broke through the electric fence, ran back to mama, and laughed at humans.

This is a corral panel.  Notice the smooth straight lines.  Also notice the panel is attached to several others which form a nice roundpen.  Humans put Sparky in the roundpen which Sparky promptly lifted high HIGH above her head and ran back to her mama.  Sparky laughed at humans.  Again.

This is a 150 lb boulder.  It’s very heavy.  Humans shortened the roundpen length to only four panels making a nice small square home for Sparky.  Humans anchored the panels to corner posts of a strong fence-line and the boulder.  Sparky began lifting the pen so one human went for more boulders and one human stood on the panels to weigh it down. 

Sparky lifted the panels, boulder, and human and ran back to mama.  Sparky laughed at humans.  Again.

The panel bent like butta and one human was thrown to the ground in a humiliating display, landing in a cow patty.  Sparky continued laughing at humans.  Again.  One human threatened to send Sparky to the locker.  Sparky just laughed more.

Humans called professional cattleman, Floyd Nickle, for advice.  Floyd loaned humans four solid pipe panels that have contained 900 lb. steers.  If these don’t contain Sparky she’ll be led down the road to a catching pen.  

Stay tuned for updates.

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