I don’t know why, but there’s something about this tiny ‘News’ story that tickles me:
About 30 cows were blocking both lanes of [State Highway 1 at Te Horo on the Kapiti Coast] on Sunday morning, police said earlier.
But when officers went to the area the cows had moved off to a paddock.
Perhaps it conjures up that Gary Larson cartoon of a herd of cows having a cocktail party in a paddock, until they see people coming, when they revert to ‘proper’ cow behaviour.
Or perhaps it’s just that with no other information this story conjures up some ‘cow protest’ action: blocking the road and the police being called to move them along.
And just because I can, here’s a photo I took in 2004 of a cow cocky in Northland and his dog, moving his herd.
I love that aspect of New Zealand rural life.