Left Menu
Development News Edition

Hurricane Dorian swept swimming cows 2 miles to North Carolina beach

Hurricane Dorian swept swimming cows 2 miles to North Carolina beach
Image Credit: Twitter(@WMO)

Three cows have been spotted beachcombing on a remote barrier island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, swept to an unlikely grazing spot when Hurricane Dorian whipped waves powerful enough to carry them two miles (3.22 km) from their home.

One of the bovine bodysurfers was seen soon after the Category 1 storm struck on Sept. 6 and now two other cows have joined her at Cape Lookout National Seashore, Park Ranger Karen Duggan said on Thursday. All are members of a wild herd of cattle that lives in marshes on an interior island known as Cedar Island, about 2-3 miles (3.2-4.8 km) closer to the mainland than the barrier island park.

"The water picked them up, carried them, they managed to stay afloat and come to rest on our island," Duggan said. "They can all swim, but they are not the best swimmers. Of the cattle that got swept away - and I don't know how many that was - only three of them have managed to find footing on the islands that remain."

A cow typically weighs 600 to 2,500 pounds (272 to 1,134 kg), and the swell was deep enough to carry at least three of them across the waters to the sands of the federal seashore. Since no one owns the cows, Duggan said, authorities are still deciding the animals' fate, including whether they may continue to while away their hours on the beach, feeding off nearby marshes.

"We have not been able to locate anyone who claims them. They were just allowed on property. No one took care of them, no one gave them vet care, no one handled them. Therefore they are wild," Duggan said. While it's unclear how the rest of the wild cattle herd fared, wild horses that live on nearby Shackleford Banks island not only survived but thrived despite the deadly storm that ravaged the Bahamas and killed at least 50 people.

"We didn't lose any horses during the storm," Duggan said. "We've got 115 wild horses, including the newest foal, which was born during the hurricane."

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



JNU Administration's 100-meter challenge before JNUSU

For the first time in its history, Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU Administration is seeking permanent deployment of local police to keep protesting students at 100 meters away from the Administrative Block. It would be interesting to see h...

Sentiment Analysis of Twitter users during COP25: Governments losing trust on Climate Action

Sentiment analysis of Twitter users during COP25 in Madrid, being held from December 2-13, shows widespread fear on climate change due to global warming but almost no trust on governments in meeting the emission targets. In the analysis the...

These innovators are making humanitarian response more efficient

These alarming trends prompt a call for the world to not only address the ongoing crisis but also to adopt innovative approaches to fulfill the growing humanitarian needs in such emergencies. ...

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....


Latest News

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar convicted by Delhi court in Unnao rape case

A Delhi court convicted expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on Monday for raping a woman in Unnao in 2017. The court convicted Sengar for rape under Indian Penal Code and POCSO Act for offence of public servant committing penetrative sexu...

Rugby-Pot of gold for Rainbow Nation seals South Africa’s remarkable 2019

South Africa found an unexpected pot of gold to rekindle belief in the Rainbow Nation after a thrilling trophy success at the Rugby World Cup in Japan with a team captained by unlikely hero Siya Kolisi.Kolisis rise from rags to riches is a ...

AfDB approves $124.2mn loan to develop access to safe drinking water in Nigeria

The African Development Banks board of directors approved an amount of around USD 124.2 million loan to finance the Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Nigeria. The above-mentioned amount also includes...

Taapsee Pannu starrer 'Thappad' to hit big screens in February 2020

Taapsee Pannus Thappad is all set to hit the big screens on 28 February, next year. The actor has reunited with filmmaker Anubhav Sinha after delivering a stellar performance in Mulk helmed by him. The actor who is still basking the success...

Give Feedback