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It's beautiful outside -- up for a game or two?
You Will Need
- Several strong partners in crime
- A dairy cow pasture
- Boots that can be hosed off
- Black clothing
Choose a pasture
Choose a dairy cow pasture. Dairy cows tend to be more docile than beef cattle, although they are still easily startled.
Scout it out
While it’s still light, pick an entry point from which you can make a quick getaway without being seen.
Return after dark
Return with your friends after dark wearing boots that can be hosed off (unless you want to tramp cow poop home). If you have to drive to the pasture, park your vehicle for a fast escape.
Find a cow
Weave your way through the pasture to the nearest isolated cow. Travel downwind and stay hunkered down—cows might seem gentle, but their instinct is to assume you’re a predator and bolt.
Make sure your intended target is not a bull. Remember: if there’s an udder, no need to shudder… but if it’s a steer, stay clear! And stay away from mama cows who have babies close by.
Sneak up as close as you can get to the cow, and have everyone get ready to hit the cow with both hands. Then count to three and push!
Now RUN! It might be hard to run while you’re giggling and dodging cow pies, but you and your friends will want to escape to a safe place so the cranky cow (or crabby farmer) won’t find you.
You can try to sneak back into the pasture and tip more cows, but you’ll probably just tire yourself out or start a stampede that’s sure to wake the farmer—which might just be part of the fun.