Dangerous cows with calves
Reported via desktop in the Park safety issue category anonymously at 19:48, Wednesday 27 October 2021
Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3088579.
I was walking on this footpath yesterday and was seriously terrorised and chased by cows and their calves. There were no signs on any gates and by the time I saw them with my dogs, it was too late.
As I was being chased by seriously aggressive cows, i stumbled and fell in the mud and really hurt myself. I was frightened for my life.
I have to let go of my dogs and lost one of them, who ran in the opposite direction: luckily later found back in the village and someone called me.
I cannot say how scared and terrifying the incident was to me. I was almost trampled by fierce cows. I know not to go in fields where cows have calves, but there were NO signs to say they were there. At that part of the walk, right at the top of the hill, there is a grassy bank - as i walked over the grassy bank to the gate, that's when i saw the cows. I didn't see the calves at first, but when they started coming toward me at speed, I could see they had calves.
I am seriously lucky i didn't get trampled to death.
Surely these animals with calves should be kept fenced in and clearly identified? what if I'd had my grandchildren with me? There was no where to run or hide as the foot path is all open! All the way down the hill, back the way i came...
What can be done...??? I am traumatised by this event and have only just been able to report this serious incident.
We have looked into this issue and referred it to another team. You can contact our Public Rights Of Way team at PROW@Bathnes.gov.uk for more information you can visit their webpages as well - https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/ services/ streets-and-highway-maintenance/ public-rights-way/ frequently-asked-questions/ problems The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.
State changed to: Internal referral
Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 14:17, Friday 5 November 2021
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