Plotting an incursion
Sparky kept barking this morning, but it didn't sound like his usual squirrel-alert bark. Finally I let him out, and he ran to the fence. I saw some movement back there, then I noticed it was coming from a cow.
One of the cows had gotten inside the neighbour's fence. I ran upstairs to get dressed, grabbed my camera, and put on my wellies, but by the time I got outside the cows were running up the pasture toward the barn in the other pasture. The errant cow was nowhere to be seen.
I suspect somehow the farmer found out and called them back to the upper pasture, but I don't know how he does this. I never knew cows had such good recall.
Also, if you haven't seen cows running you just haven't seen anything. Next time I'll try to get a photo; the image above is from a few weeks ago.