Fun Fact: Cows With Extra Eyes

Two cows showing love

In Botswana, farmers will paint eyes on the back of cows to deter lion attacks. Lions prefer sneak attacks, so they are less likely to attack the cow if they think they’re looking at them.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

One thought on “Fun Fact: Cows With Extra Eyes

  1. Nature is amazing! Lots of people and animals have tried this strategy. Terry and I have been watching the first season of “Alone” on Netflix. The contestants were dropped off on the northwest wilderness portion of Vancouver Island which is famous for it its wolves, bears, and cougars. One guy sewed fake eyes on the back of his tuque in the hopes of deterring a cougar from attacking him from behind. It was pretty funny! All the best, my friend!


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