Friday, July 8, 2011

Holy Cow!

At the interchange of the I-90 and I-190 in Buffalo, NY, you can find several bronze buffalo statues grazing on a small hill in the grass between lanes.

So when we saw something like this for the first time in Uganda...

We thought, "Oh how fun! A cow statue grazing in the grass." But then something strange happened. The statue let out a deep, gurgly moo.

Cows are everywhere in Uganda. The lucky ones can be found with a rope tied around their neck, held by their owner or maybe tied to a tree, grazing in nice green grass.

But more often than not, you can find them roaming just about anywhere (like this cow standing by a busy city street)...

...eating just about anything (yes, that's garbage).

In Uganda, pedestrians don't have the right of way on streets. If you step out into traffic, there's a very good chance someone will hit you. If you want the right of way on a street in Uganda, you have to have big hooves, long horns, and the loudest, scariest moo you've ever heard.

Now who wants a nice juicy steak?

- Aly

1 comment:

  1. So true--they were everywhere. I couldn't believe the horns! Great pics.