While staying at our cottage getaway, we took a walk in the evening along the local road. We came upon these young cattle who took a great interest in what we were up to. They ambled along behind us and when I stopped at their gate they gathered to look at us. We walked on up the road and after a while turned back to return to the cottage.
Again we stopped at the gate and I talked to them, then we carried on and I wondered if they’d follow. They stood and watched us and I laughed that they were too lazy to follow us any more. As we got further down the road they seemed to think it was a great joke and suddenly all of them started galloping across the paddock in a thunder of hooves. Some of them were bucking and playing as they ran! They came to a stand-still by the pond and then started walking sedately toward us. I talked to them a while longer and took their photos. The sky was gaining its sunset colour and the ginger animals glowed rich red. It was a sweet end-of-day experience.
Curious Cattle, Roxburgh East, Central Otago. New Zealand
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The curious cattle checking us out.
They watched our return, then decided to go for a gallop. See the tail in the air!
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Here they’re ambling back to the fence to say hello to us again.
The ginger cattle stood out as the sky took on sunset colours.
A curious and entertaining herd 🙂
Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)