In Poland, a cow decided to escape from a farm. Late last fall, she was spotted grazing at the edge of a forest with a herd of wild bison.
“It’s not unusual to see bison near the Bialowieza Forest, but one animal caught my eye,” Adam Zbyryt, a scientist who studies birds and the first person to see her with her new crew, said. “It was a completely different light-brown shade from the rest of the herd. Bison are chestnut or dark brown.”
Escaped cow joins bison herd: https://t.co/igvyyA8Hrm pic.twitter.com/aCfOG8HtAM
— KTVQ – Q2 News (@KTVQ) January 24, 2018
Once the winter started, people believed that the cow would return to her farm, but she seems to like her new way of life. Biologist, Rafal Kowalczyk, spotted her with her bison herd this week and suspects that her choice to stay with the wild bison has actually helped her fend off possible predators.
Cow walks on wild side with Polish bison https://t.co/64NM6z0GR7 pic.twitter.com/8F7JFqJZpl
— Leonardo da Vinci (@leodavinci2000) January 24, 2018
The cow is still too young to breed, however, some are concerned that, by fraternizing with the region’s wild bison population, she could eventually contaminate the natural order with her domesticated genes.
This cow escaped her farm and is living her new life — as a bison. pic.twitter.com/8ykRzyQ3ZJ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 24, 2018
This adventurous cow has bonded with the bison despite the complications she could pose for the group.
I love the photographs (by Rafal Kowalczyk & Adam Zbyryt)! 😀https://t.co/o5QZanOO5E pic.twitter.com/ZFsitnvATN
— Karina M. Szczurek (@KarinaMSzczurek) January 24, 2018
Maybe she’ll start feeling ready to go home before the spring thaw.
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