Range and Status: Though recorded from most of the Lower Peninsula and the southern tip of the Upper Peninsula, Hognose Snakes are most common in the western and northern LP.
Their numbers have declined in many places, in part due to persecution by humans who mistakenly believe they are dangerous.
Temple Grandin, Associate Professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and well-known livestock behavior specialist, has a website with a tremendous volume of information and has written many handbooks on simple cattle handling facilities that take into consideration cattle’s natural instincts; I highly recommend any information she supplies, as she has done more to facilitate humane slaughter than any other single person. They may balk at shadows in their path; bright colors may produce striking contrasts or something as simple as a change in footing from dirt to concrete or pavement may spook them.
Because of lack of depth perception, they cannot distinguish blind turns in buildings or alleyways, which will cause them to move very slowly, if at all, and can be a great source of frustration if you don’t understand the reason for it.
Understanding animal behavior; why they do what they do, is paramount to learning safety techniques when handling them.
People have a habit of giving animals human qualities and forget that our four legged friends can quickly revert to primal reactions when threatened or stressed.
As Highland cattle owners, we often have the privilege of bragging to our neighbors, colleagues and new acquaintances (particularly those thinking of getting into the Highland cattle business) that we have the gentlest, quietest cattle in the world.
They don’t speak our language, and while we don’t officially speak theirs, we can learn and practice handling techniques that utilize commonly known behavioral techniques, body language and positioning to minimize animal-related injuries on the farm or ranch.
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When I stood my ground, the person first was conciliatory, and then suddenly, the switch flipped. There were other vulgar threats, and even an oblique reference to the mutilation of female genitalia. I was called the "c" word repeatedly, even in the subject line of the emails--where the person dared me to post the emails publicly, on my blog.
The emails, which were sent to a few of my email addresses, were increasingly poorly spelled and were filled with the foulest language imaginable. One of the emails, demanding a large sum of money to be sent within 24 hours, was also sent to my husband.
Earlier this year, fellow PT Blogger Michael Mills conducted a study that suggested "most women do not to ask anyone out on a first date." Recently, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann made controversial headlines when she revealed that she didn't allow her daughters to ask boys out: "Our girls are not allowed to do that in our house.
They have to wait for the boy to call." Naturally, heated media backlash ensued.