Friday, May 31, 2013

Cow Bells

OHHHHH, there is a place where cows really wear cowbells! All over Switzerland the cows wear bell collars so the owners can locate them at the far corners of the pastures (image from The Guardian). It is known as "the sound of the Alps." I took lots of photos of the cows but couldn't catch one up close like this one...
Interestingly, in Austria some neighbors won a recent lawsuit requiring a farmer to remove the bells from his cows. Apparently the clanging all night, especially at the metal watering trough, kept neighbors awake.

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