Causing usually no less than 10 deaths per year, cow-related fatalities are exceedingly rare and very often accidental. However, horned varieties such as the the Highland cow can be dangerous when alarmed or frightened. Couple this with a mother cow feeling a maternal instinct to protect her newborn calf in the presence of an encroaching human, and things can certainly get dangerous. Thankfully, the vast majority of tenders who deal with cows receive sufficient training and guidance in order to ensure these incidents remain few and far between.
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