Sunday, March 11, 2007

Cow Week: Day 1 -- Cow-nivore, the Chicken Eating Cow

Mmmmmm ... Chicken! Why did the chicken cross the road? To escape the chicken-eating cow!

In Chandipur, India there is a 1-year-old calf that eats live chickens.

Now, to my knowledge, cows are herbivores. They don't eat the flesh of other animals. They eat grass, or hay, or maybe vegetables. They don't eat meat.

This cow does.

The calf, and his owner, are now local celebrities in India. They've been featured on Indian television, so I expect YouTube will have videos of this carnivorous cow chewing cackling chicken pretty soon. (None as of now ... I looked. ~.^)

I have my own theory on what is happening.

Chick-Fil-A has long had an advertising campaign where cows urge people to "Eat Mor Chikin". The calf is simply a victim of high pressure marketing.

I imagine he was lazing about in his little baby-cow paddock one day, watching some television, and thoughtfully chewing his cud, when a Chick-Fil-A commercial came on. Here, right before his eyes, were other cows. On television! And, they weren't part of some dairy product or hamburger commercial. And, they were telling him -- HIM! -- to eat more chicken.

The calf was probably sick of hay and grass, and thought, well if the television cows told me to do it, it must be good. So off he gamboled off to waylay a hapless hen.

He must have enjoyed it, because he kept chewing on chickens. I don't really know what his thoughts were at the time he began partaking of poultry. It may have had to do with dipping sauces.

I have another theory.

The calf may have been penned up near the chicken coop.

He was subjected to the hens cackling and the roosters cock-a-doodle-dooing. All day. All night. Every day. For a year.

It was then he decided to add some protein to his diet.

You see, by then, the calf had gone clucking mad.

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Penguino pepper said...

Poor little chickens. IS the killer calf on the loose? That would actually be cool. You meet an adorable little chick, and then this insane calf comes and munches it. Actually, that would be quite sad.. :-( :-? :-) would it be sad??

Raivynn said...

The calf is not running amok. He is housed in the same shed as the chickens, apparantly. The owner of both the chickens and calf assumed it was wild animals doing the deed.

and, yeah, it'd be sad if the cow ate a baby chick you found.

Maybe he likes Peeps?