Corsican beaches were blocked after cows roamed the shores and gored beachgoers.
The 15k-strong cow population on the French island has grown increasingly troublesome, attacking unfortunate beachgoers who get in their way.
According to The Times, one guy was sent to the hospital after battling with a herd over his favorite beach location in Lotu, on the north coast.
One cow’s sharp horns stabbed the man in the neck.
A herd of rambunctious cows pursued visitors along a prominent road in one of the island’s most attractive cities last week.
A 70-year-old lady was assaulted while hanging out her laundry in the mountain village Lozzi.
Last month, she was flown to the hospital with a serious leg wound.
According to local daily Corse-Matin, Lozzi mayor Francois Acquaviva, the situation was more serious than amusing.
“The lady was shot two centimetres from the femoral artery,” he added.
“There will be deaths if this continues.”
Meanwhile, Ajaccio visitors were barred from specific beaches in a southern resort due to worries of catastrophic injury.
Cattle herds have been seen denting automobiles, interrupting picnics, and causing damage to private property.
“Tourists laugh at this as folklore and snap photographs, but it’s a true pest,” a local councillor noted.
Some residents point the finger at the EU’s agricultural policy, which encouraged new farmers to purchase cattle.
When the restrictions were modified, however, many animals were released from prison and allowed to wander freely.
Cows guarding calves are considered to be best avoided since their protective instincts might result in violent anger.
“When you notice that they are traveling in a specific route, it is preferable to give them a priority,” a local animal rescue official stated.
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