DENVER — Local authorities used explosives to drive a herd of frozen cows out of a cabin in the Rocky Mountains.
A herd of a wild cows took over an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains and the only way the authorities were able to remove them was to blow up the cabin.
The frozen cows were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Rangers believe the animals hid out during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren’t smart enough to find their way out OR they were plotting to attack another cow herd.
The cabin was located near the Conundrum Hot Springs, a nine-mile hike from the Aspen area in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area.
Here it is after the explosive devices were detonated:
Mike Behning, a spokesman for the Wilderness Society in Colorado, said wild cows are know to take over cabins, because they like to get out of the cold and snow.
The Forest Service said Tuesday the cow herd was 29 cows strong. They went missing last fall from the nearby Gunnison National Forest. An aerial search failed to turn up any sign of the animals.
Forest Service spokesman John Comito said rangers spotted the frozen cows through the windows and decided not to approach.
“They may have been frozen, but they were still dangerous,” said Comito. “We didn’t want them defrosting. They are a vicious herd.”
So, they decided to blow up the cabin.
Authorities believe that there may be more frozen cows hiding in cabins. “We’ll find them. They can’t run, but they can hide. And we’ll find them,” said Ranger Tom Bench.
9 thoughts on “FROZEN COWS BLOWN UP!”
i was first and this made me laugh
This is the first time I ever heard of wild cattle. I seriously doubt cattle would enter into tight spaces like that.
Are you kidding me? BLOW them up? sounds like to me, a bunch of guys just looking for an opportunity to play with firepower! Grown men scare of cows? Ridiculous!
NOW THAT IS THE MOST STUPID IN HUMAIN WAY TO GET RID OF THOSE COWS !!! HOW ABOUT TRANQUILIZER DARTS AN THEN REMOVE THEM AND SEND THEM TO CALIFORNIA WHERE ALL THE COWS ARE HAPPY HERE IN THE SNOW FREE CLIMATE !!!
They should have just forced the cows out with a SWAT team and tasers.
The cows had been meatcicles for months nimbrains. They wondered off; found the cabin during a blizzard; and took shelter. It stayed -32 for months, then they're found. Blow em, torch em, eat em. It doesn't matter. They had been grazing in a big cow pasture in the sky.
They are going to use saws and knives to cut these cows out…yes there are a few "wild cows" un the mountains…montain lion and bear food…they never blew up the cabin..a couple pics here are from something else…look this up, don't believe everything you read on the internet or the news!
Could these be KC-19 Cows?
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