I had some anxious moments yesterday on some very, very remote unpaved roads. I've seen signs that read "Loose Livestock" while touring before, but I'd never had to pass livestock who just happen to be hanging out in the road.
I thought I might have trouble with the first one when I saw horns, but after closer inpection it was a female cow with small horns. The females that I passed were docile, they either lazily watched me go by or got spooked and ran away. But I ran into a male late in the trip and he was pretty much in the middle of the road. I wasn't sure what to do because it seemed that he could, if he wanted to, easily hit me if I passed on either side. I stopped a safe distance from him and we looked at each other for a while. He didn't make any aggressive gestures, so I hopped on and passed him. Thank goodness he just watched me go by.
Does anyone have, or know where to find, good info on dealing with livestock on the road? I've seen much about dealing with dogs, but nothing about livestock.