I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was out in the fields, checking on my herd, when I heard the cows start to moo loudly. I knew something was wrong, so I ran over to see what was going on. When I arrived, I saw a pack of coyotes surrounding one of my cows, trying to attack her. I didn’t have a weapon with me, but I couldn’t just stand by and watch one of my cows be taken down.
So, I quickly scanned the area and saw a stick lying on the ground. I grabbed it and ran towards the pack, shouting and waving the stick in the air. The coyotes didn’t seem to be scared at first, but as I got closer, they started to back away. I swung the stick at the closest coyote, and it finally ran off, followed by the rest of the pack.
I approached the cow and saw that she was badly shaken, but thankfully she was unharmed. I put my arm around her neck and talked to her softly, trying to calm her down. After a few minutes, she started to calm down, and I led her back to the rest of the herd.
That experience taught me the importance of being prepared for anything when working with animals. I always make sure to have a weapon with me now, just in case I encounter any dangerous situations again. But I’ll never forget that time when I had to protect one of my cows using nothing but a stick. It was a testament to the bond between a rancher and their animals, and the lengths we’ll go to protect them.