The leaf eating Highland cow

I was amazed when I observed a Highland cow reaching up and grabbing leaves from a tree in the ground of Paxton House in the Scottish Borders. In the true cinematic tradition of it being hard to work with kids or animals, by the time I got my Flip video recorder out, I only managed to capture one shot of the beast eating leaves, after he had been munching furiously during my approach.

I hung around for a few minutes, hoping he would be tempted by some succulent, fresh leaves. However he decided to stick to the more accessible, traditional food supply of the grass beneath his feet.

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About Karen Bryan

Hello, I'm Karen Bryan, I created Europe a la Carte in 2002 to highlight the best places to visit in Europe with travel tips, photos and no fluff reviews. I’m also an artist; my artworks are often inspired by my travels