Remember those cartoons, way back when you were a kid; where the hero (or idiot) found himself suddenly in a field eyeball to red eyed bull. Inevitably the hero is wearing something red, including his attitude. My children like Shaun the Sheep. There is an episode where the unsuspecting Sheep finds himself eyeball to red eyed bull with a massive and bad tempered bull. The fleeing Shaun barely escapes with his red underpants intact.
Because we bottle raise many of our young animals, we always hope we won't have anger issues with the males when the animal instinct kicks in. We are sometimes wrong. This was the case recently with our young bull who must've seen one of the young cows flashing a little red negligee.
Dirt flying and spit spraying he attacked the fencing and gate to our solar panels. He proceeded to attack the panels with all the pent up fury of - well - a bull let lose in the proverbial china shop. FarmerBuckaroo and I sprinted to the rescue of our large solar system. We knew that if that rampaging bull damaged panels we would have big problems. Even worse: If he managed to rip the electric cable it would mean a rather expensive fireworks display - and a future in the dark ages.
While I hurdled fences (keeping something between me and the flashing red eyes) FarmerBuckaroo revved up the tractor. It was game on!!!
The cows joined the fun as if they were spring newborns. Passersby would've been entertained by the dust clouds of thundering heavy weights. However, for us in the field, it was rather a hair raising experience. We had to expel the bull from his expensive game and replace the wrecked gate without turning our backs on the frolicking cattle. Needless to say we lived to tell the tail .... ummm tale .... and the cows also survived their shenanigans.