Just wondering if any of you have ever been confronted by a bull whilst out walking and what the best way of dealing with it is?
Are you for real? What a stupid and dangerous thing to say.Might sound wrong, but have you tried running at it.
Just doing what I've always done.Are you for real? What a stupid and dangerous thing to say.
Most bulls in the UK (over 10 months old) should be kept in fields where there is no public right of way. They are also not predators so won't usually go out of their way to attack you, but they are territorial, so may want to see you off their patch if they feel you are invading. Bulls will charge head-down but will usually give signs of being agitated beforehand including growling, head-shaking, pawing the earth and showing you their side to intimidate you.
Move in a careful, calm way, if you sense a threat, keep moving with your body facing the animal; don’t turn your back to the animal or run.
The same applies to cows, who can be more dangerous than bulls when they are spooked, threatened (if they have calves with them), and run at you as a group.
Whilst looking for a way out to the side. You'll manage to keep the bull in sight, not disappear in their sight, only to suddenly reappear. You're not presenting a side on view, therefore limiting your view to mono vision to keep an eye on it. Most people find it hard to judge distance with only the eye.Context? Your whole context was run at the bull; idiotic advice at best ... potentially lethal at worst.