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I can't believe how large those horns are!

Post 1

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

If I came across one of those long-horned beasts, I would be on the horns of a dilemma. smiley - yikes

How on earth did early man get close enough to these critters to milk them?


I can't believe how large those horns are!

Post 2

Willem

Hi Paulh! Have you ever been close to a wild bison?

I don't think ancient humans ever milked any of these! And in the case of the aurochs, I'm sure domestication needed to have been well advanced before the option of milkage was practical...


I can't believe how large those horns are!

Post 3

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

I'm imagining a guy with a milk pail singing the 'Toreador Song'. smiley - winkeye


I can't believe how large those horns are!

Post 4

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

I will spare your ears by not giving a link to that song. There's even a musical-theater adaptation (lyrics by Hammerstein) that I will also not inflict on you.

But seriously, those horns would be a prime exhibit for the walls of any modern big game hunter. How did the animals even manage to walk through the forest without getting their horns caught in the trees? smiley - huh


I can't believe how large those horns are!

Post 5

Willem

These old things simply didn't live in forests! They lived on open grassy plains or savannahs with trees far from each other.


I can't believe how large those horns are!

Post 6

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

I guess they would have to live there. smiley - doh


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