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Re: Thanks! #114783
11/04/03 12:31 AM
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You're most welcome GF - bearing gifts or not

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In Québec we have a couple of Ha-Ha places, most notably,
Saint-Louis-du-Ha-Ha.

I can't find anythink that looks like a Ha-Ha you discribe but the place was founded in 1873 so the Ha-ha's could conceivably have been filled/plowed under/built upon....


Re: cattle grids/grates/gates/ #114784
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I just remembered a friend carefully explaining to me that the cattle grids were actually underpasses for cattle so the cows could cross the road without risking getting hit by cars.
I immediately pictured cowboys ( I grew up in cowboy country) trying to train the cows.


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Re: cattle grids/grates/gates/ #114786
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cattle grids were actually underpasses for cattle so the cows could cross the road without risking getting hit by cars. Speaking of ha-has...!

Welcome aBoard, gift horse! clever and intelligent folks Something tells me you'll fit right in.


Now THAT was funny! #114787
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I suppose an annoyed cow is better than an actual mad cow...

http://www.eskimo.com/~nickz/bse/madcow.html




Re: cattle guards #114788
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If nothing else it proves they don't have to stick their feet into them to realize what will happen.

Maybe that is a sign of intelligence...cow intelligence at least. Maybe the cow is imagining what could happen if the painted grill is real and she might fall through. Or not. I wonder if there is a Peabody Individual Achievement Test for cows. (?) ;-)


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Maybe that is a sign of intelligence...cow intelligence at least.

Prezackly.


Re: Jeez ... #114790
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The reason that cows don't cross painted cattle stops is that they've seen the "wet paint" sign. Don't give them credit for imagination, for pete's sake!

Speaking of which, I used to repair holes in the fence around our farm with electric fence tape which wasn't connected to any power source. Kept the neighbour's cows out a treat!


Re: Jeez ... #114791
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The last time I went to the zoo I noticed that many of the animal enclosures had the same arrangement of a relatively short wall or fence in conjunction with a ditch, which afforded the same benefit of containing the animals and preserving the view.


Re: Jeez ... #114792
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short wall or fence in conjunction with a ditch, which afforded the same benefit of containing the animals and preserving the view. Yes, and if any kookaburras are in that zoo, then woe betide the unwary animal who falls in. Gee--in this instance, could a kookaburra be said to be crowing?




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