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Cow charges cyclist on Boulder open space
By Amy Bounds - Daily Camera
Originally published 05:23 p.m., January 19, 2009
Updated 06:13 p.m., January 19, 2009
BOULDER, Colo. ó A cow charged a woman on the South Boulder Creek Trail on Monday afternoon, knocking her down, officials said.
The woman was riding her bike on the trail when she encountered the cow, and she stopped to let the animal pass, said Pete Taylor, a ranger for Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. The cow knocked the woman over and walked on her legs, he said.
He said the woman -- whose name wasn't released -- wasnít seriously injured, and she refused medical treatment.
She didnít appear to do anything to provoke the animal, which witnesses said appeared to have an injured leg, he said. The cow had left the scene by the time rangers arrived, but hikers coming down the trail were warning others about the rogue bovine.
Marshall Mesa open space is leased by livestock owners and used as grazing land. Taylor said the cowís owner was notified.
Jason Vogel, vice president of the Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance, called the attack "odd, rare and random" and said he hasnít heard of any other cows going after cyclists. Itís not even common to come across cows on the trails, he said, though they often can be seen nearby.
"Itís not something people should be concerned about," he said.