Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 29, 2018

Feral Cattle Terrorize Hikers & Devour Native Plants

The LA Times reported on Feral Bulls threatening native habitat and hikers at Sand to Snow National Monument

On a ridgeline near a popular stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail, five feral bulls, each the size of a small car, were snorting, stomping and pawing the ground — postures indicating they were ready to charge.

The bulls gazed down on human observers; some lowered their footlong horns. Then they lumbered on, trampling the trail and devouring native vegetation in one of California’s newest national monuments.

“They are part of a herd of at least 150 that’s ripping up this monument and scaring the heck out of folks who cross paths with them,” he said. “They also can transmit disease to native bighorn sheep. So, they need to be removed — and I’m all for lethal removal. They don’t belong here.”

Read full story at  Feral cattle terrorize hikers and devour native plants in a California national monument


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