August 03, 2006

Heilan' Coo


You'll find these majestic Highland Cows (or Heilan' Coos as we say) all over north and central Scotland, at least in the rural areas. Unlikely to find them walking through the streets of Inverness or Aberdeen! They are beautiful animals and seem approachable enough when you have a barbed wire fence between you and the cow! This cow was photographed just outside Crianlarich, a small village, unpronounceable to all but the Scots, Germans and Dutch, which is signposted from all over the country.

4 comments:

MoonSoleil said...

Oh, I saw them once for real, they're sooo cute (didn't dare to cuddle though =).

edwin s said...

Holy cow! I've never seen one like this close up. Would love to though. If it weren't for the horns, it'll look like a giant fluffy dog.

You back from Warsaw?

Carol said...

Hahaha these little guys always get a reaction from the crowd. We live in Easr Renfrewshire, just outside of Glasgow and have a herd of heilan' coos next to us. Loving your recent posts! ~Carol~

John said...

My wife has her goats. I want one of THESE for our farm!