13 June 2015

Scratching an itch












Young bull vigorously scratching an itch 24.5.2015.

Eastern Finncattle are doing landscaping work over
the summer in Laajalahti. They will stay as long as
there is enough grass to eat. Mostly they drink
sea water, but they also have a fresh water dispenser.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2015/06/camera-critters-375.html


82 comments:

  1. What a resourceful cow. That itch must have felt so much better!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy! He continued eating after a good scratch. :-)

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  2. Well captured Gunilla, we all know what it's like when we can't reach that itch.

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    1. Thank you, Linley! It's really terrible, isn't it?

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  3. Looks like the cow did a great job at reaching the itch. Wonderful captures!

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  4. Ohh that looks like a good scratching post.

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  5. Hello Gunilla,
    Beautiful pictures of the cow, well that pole is there.
    Animals are really very clever.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Thank you, Irma! They also used the trees, but that stump was at the perfect height for his neck.

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  6. Hello Gunilla, cute series! I am glad the bull found a good scratching post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  7. Isn't that wonderful to see! How fun!!!!!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  8. Nice way to scratch. Good shots.

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  9. Cute shots. You can count on a pole when you don't have any hand to scratch :)

    www.1sthappyfamily.com/2015/06/butterfly-and-cheese-beef-fusilli.html

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  10. so cute. bet it felt good. :)

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! It must have, because he closed his eyes while scratching.

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  11. Boy, I bet that felt good. Nothing like a good scratch to ease an itch

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    1. Thank you, Latane! It must have helped, because he continued eating after this. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Felicia! I love watching them. I only get to enjoy it over the summer.

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  13. Nice that the stump was left there for itchy cattle!

    I am amazed that they can drink seawater.
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    1. Thank you! The water in the Gulf of Finland is not as salty as the water in the Atlantic Ocean, but they have fresh water to drink as well.

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  14. Reminds me of my dog. He loves to find something to scratch his neck or ears.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Dogs enjoy being scratched. :-)

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  15. Smart cow finding a way to scratch an itch. Great images!

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  16. Last shot is so precious ~ he is looking at you as if to say 'so what da ya think about that?' ~ All wonderful shots!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thank you, Carol! It sure looks that way, doesn't it?

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  17. You make me feeling so itchy too.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have someone to scratch you. :-)

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  18. "Gbkoru" has been included in our A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that we hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-sunday-drive_14.html

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    1. Thank you for including my blog, Jerry!

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  19. Makes me feel good to know he has scratched his itch. ;))

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    1. Thank you, Tina! He looked much happier as well. :-)

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  20. Ja de vet å ordne seg disse kyrne :-)) God ny uke!

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  21. I know the feeling, especially when I let my beard grow longer.
    Take your time my little friend :)

    I didn't know cattle drink sea water - news to me.

    Lovely sequence of photos, Gunilla.
    I missed seeing your daily photos.

    Hope to be back regularly soon.

    Have a Wonderful Day!
    Peace :)

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    1. Thank you, Chandra! The Gulf of Finland isn't as salty as the Atlantic Ocean, but they have fresh water to drink as well.

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  22. You got itch that, lovely pictures Gunilla.

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  23. He he så fin og så godt å klø seg litt, artige og fine bilder.
    God ny sommeruke til deg Gunilla.

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    1. Tack så mycket, Marit! Ha det gott.

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  24. Oi, miten hieno kuvasarja! Siitä tuntuu varmaan ihanalta, kun löytyi noin hieno rapsutuspaikka. :)
    Mukavaa viikkoa!

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    1. Kiitos, Sara! Ihanaa juhannusta sinulle. :-)

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  25. SUch a lovely cow ! Fantastic photos.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  26. it's perfect...for reaching that one "spot" that might otherwise be difficult. great captures!!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! I had fun watching him.

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  27. Love the itchy one and I had no idea any cattle could drink sea water and be okay with it. Very interesting!

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    1. Thank you very much! The Gulf of Finland is not as salty as the Atlantic Ocean, but I can't imagine the water tastes very good.

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  28. Jeje, qué bien supo buscar el remedio para sus picores.
    Un abrazo,

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    1. Thank you, Miguel! He was a smart fellow.

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  29. His expressions are so cute as he scratches, and he seems to be keeping his eye on the camera and posing. That's amazing that they can drink sea water, what a national treasure they are.

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! They have fresh water to drink as well and the water isn't as salty as the water in the ocean.

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  30. So very cute! He found the perfect spot to take care of that itch. :)

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    1. Thank you, Gail! He was a smart fellow. :-)

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  31. Isn't it wonderful to observe the everyday in nature...it is just so soul satisfying!

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    1. Thank you, Donna! The cows are only here for the summer. I'm going to enjoy watching them as often as I can.

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  32. Very cute for such a big critter! I didn't know any animals drank seawater.

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    1. Thank you, Al! The seawater in the Gulf of Finland is not as salty as the water in the Atlantic Ocean, but it's still interesting that they drink it.

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  33. Really a cute series... He found a perfect scratching post. I'm amazed that they drink seawater!

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    1. Thank you, Sallie! The water in the Gulf of Finland isn't as salty as the water in the ocean, but still. They have access to fresh water as well.

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  34. hahaha ... nice to see how the cow is scratching the post.
    Very geod seen and photographed very nice :-)

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  35. Makes me laugh when I see this. I often scratch my back against a tree trunk or post. Feels good!

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    1. Thank you, David! The itches aren't always easy to reach.

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  36. :) And for sure a good look in 11 pic....

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