Grice in The Times


Wednesday's edition of The Times (London) carried my article on hoofed animals and the people they trample. 

5 comments:

  1. Congrats! :>

    I heard that in the UK, the ones giving trouble are the Chinese water deer ("vampire deer") mauling dogs and all

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  2. I hadn't heard about that. Sounds like something for me to look into! The specific incident that prompted the Times to invite me was a vicious cow attack. I ended up talking mostly about the stags in Bushy Park and the red hartebeest incident in South Africa (as seen in the viral video I posted here not long ago).

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  3. What was it with that hartebees? Was it simply an accident?

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  4. People close to the situation, including the guy that got hit, are calling it a "collision," but it sure looks like an attack to me--or rather, a counterattack. These animals are apparently very territorial. Like many hoofed animals, they may perceive a lowered head as a challenge--as if you're offering to headbutt them. That's more or less the position the guy was in as he rode.

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  5. I should remember not to wear a helmet with horns should I ever visit South Africa, then :D
    Interesting, though. Who says one shouldn´t beware vegetarians as well? Even the not-so-scary ones.

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