Thursday, 8 January 2009

A Close Encounter of the Beast Kind

This morning as I was walking back from
the Post office, I encountered a big black stray
bull ambling right into my path.
I paused and stepped aside to let him pass -
complying with animal etiquette, but
the black beast came right at me like
a slow moving train engine.
I had nowhere to run except into the traffic as
workmen were digging a trench for
underground cables.
I screamed and asked a man cleaning the road to help me.
He shouted at the bull.
But the beast was not his baby.
Anyway the shouting and screaming
distracted him and I escaped unharmed.
I was scared as I 've been poked by a cow once and bitten by a monkey.
Web photo of a stray bull.
When people have no use for them they
loose them on the streets.
They don 't euthanize them
as they are worshipped by the Hindus.

Short video by an American tourist.
Here is another video
Cat-tle Walk on National Highway # 8
We will, we will
Shock you!!!

12 Fertilize my soul:

Sita said...

Oh make even the most terrfying experiences most hilarious..and yes, I could clearly see you complied with all 'animal etiquette' like running into weren't wearing red, were you?...
anyway...time to write to the laws that be--those bulls need their personal walkways!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
this must have been a frightful experience.
Poor girl.
I have the greatest respect for these beast, and will never cross a field where bulls or cows are going free.
They are so unpredictable.

Me, I am still beaten by this flue.
The doc will not give me medication cause flue is a virus. Tomorrow I'll go down and make him prescribe me something. I am weal as an infant.
From Felisol

Donetta said...

Most of the "bull" on our side walks are in human form:)

Nancy said...

That's very funny Donetta....pretty true here as well. Glad someone stepped in to help rescue you Amrita.

Technonana said...

I am so glad you were able to escape!!! That was very scary. One of my best friends as a child, had a cow(their own)gore her mother one day as she went out to milk her. It took many stitches in her leg.
But praise God you are okay!!

Michelle said...

That is amazing! I can imagine having a stray bull walking down the road. Also, all the camels and other animals in the video! Wow. I found your blog through a blog friend. Blessings :)

Louise said...

I am very thankful you're alright!

Carol-Ann Allen said...

Pretty scary, Amrita!

Amrita said...

Indian traffic is quite a challenge for us, i can 't imagine how foreigners would react coming from countries where rules are followed and implemented.

Michelle welcome to my blog. Your photos are super.

Dick said...

Oh my, scary but you
Happy New Year.

Vicki said...

Oh my, Amrita, that sounded scary and I'm glad you're alright. I think Sita is right - those bulls need their own special walkways:-)


Rebecca said...

Good Lord!!!