June 21, 2011

Highland Cattle, Scotland

Photograph by Patrick Kelley

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While hiking in Scotland we encountered an ancient breed of highland cattle known as "kyloe." They are stout and have adapted to grazing on plants that many other cattle avoid. Their long shaggy hair protects them from the cold winters and rainy weather. They curiously approached us because to them, I'm sure we were the unusual-looking visitors!

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4 comments
Hilya Nufus
Hilya Nufus

I can't stop laughing when first time I see this photo. I like it so much :)
So unique :D.

Michael McDermott
Michael McDermott

True sustainability begins with Highland cattle, one of a few beef breeds which increase flora and fauna by ten fold, combine Beavers and include water retention for habitat development.

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