Our cows HATE flocks of seagulls.
No not these guys (maybe they do, we cannot tell for certain):
These guys: Flocks of Seagulls birds
Strange noises can easily frighten our cows. Especially, when the noises come from above. This time of year seagulls migrate to their warmer winter homes in huge flocks. Their flight noises make even us look, but to a cow they are pretty scary.
Cows don’t think to look up when frightened. They see best to their sides and down. So loud and strange noises from above can spook them and send them running to the barn or through fences. Flocks of seagulls and fleets of hot air balloons scare the cows, but gaggles of geese don’t. That is because geese are around all year and are common place for the cows.
So now that I have that frightening picture of the Flock of Seagulls band in your head, remember that is how our cows feel when a flock of seagulls fly over them.
Great word picture. Classic.
PS: My dog is like your cows. She’s a low-rider and if it’s above her eye level, it doesn’t exist. Hence, she’s yet to catch a squirrel (sigh).