Skip to comments.Police baffled as dozens of 'suicidal' cows throw themselves off cliff in the Alps
Posted on 08/28/2009 10:51:46 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
In the picturesque Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen the locals are worried.
Dozens of alpine cows appear to be committing suicide by throwing themselves off a cliff near the small village in the Alps.
In the space of just three days 28 cows and bulls have mysteriously died after they plunged hundreds of metres to rocks below where they were killed instantly.
In each case local mountain rescue services using a helicopter had to be called in to remove the bodies because of the danger to the local groundwater of pollution.
A police spokesman said: 'There are no large carnivores living in the Alps anymore who would once have disposed of the bodies so they have to be moved.
'We are investigating because cows growing up in the mountains normally can estimate dangers and do not plunge down cliffs.'
According to local reports there had been violent thunderstorms in the area which may well have have spooked the animals.
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If I was a cow in the alps, I’d throw myself off a cliff too.
Lemming actually do not throw themselves over cliffs.....that is an urban legend.
Life imitates South Park.
I can’t stop laughing.
A result of genetic experiments in cross-breeding with lemmings, I’ll bet.
Isn’t it more of a rural legend?
I’ve seen very few lemmings in urban areas.
yer a little faster than I was.
They had just learned that their relatives in the States voted for Obozo (ACORN rented several cattle haulers and shuttled between the Chicago Stock Yards and the polling place all day) and simply couldn’t handle the shame.
According to Lemming Lore, SNOPES.COM is, itself, an urban legend.
I see. They used stunt-lemmings in the filming of that movie.
Do they get paid scale?
Suicidal cow ping.
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