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Domestic Cattle (Bos taurus)
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Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Standoff in Mojave National Preserve

General Information: Domestic Cows (Bos taurus), commonly referred to as cows or cattle, are large creatures with horns. The general color is brown (but there are many colors and breeds). Cattle generally are timid, but occasionally they can be quite aggressive -- and with their size and horns, you don't want to provoke them.

Taxonomy: Order: Artiodactyla (Even-toed Hoofed Mammals); Family: Bovidae (cows, sheep, goats, and similar mammals). Formerly Bos primigenius.

Breeding: Gestation of 9-11 months, calves born in spring.

Diet: Vegetation; browse on shrubs, grasses, and forbs.

Domestic Cow (Bos primigenius)

Range: Worldwide

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, look for "wild" cattle in the South McCullough Range where the former owner abandoned some of the herd. Cattle can also be found at the north end of the Gold Butte region, and they are common in parts of Mojave National Preserve.

Comments: Don't annoy ornery cows.

Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in Gold Butte National Monument at sunset
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Legal cows in Basin and Range National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Legal cows in Basin and Range National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Legal cow in Basin and Range National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Legal cow in Basin and Range National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Legal cow in Basin and Range National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Trespass cows at Gold Butte Townsite
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Trespass cow along southern Gold Butte Road
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Trespass bull near Great Eastern Peak, Gold Butte NM
Pancake Cactus
Pancake Cactus eaten by cows -- they must be hungry!
Pancake Cactus
Pancake Cactus eaten by cows -- they must be hungry!
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Habitat damage caused by cattle in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Habitat damage caused by cattle in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Habitat damage caused by cattle in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Habitat damage caused by cattle in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Habitat damage caused by cattle in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Habitat damage caused by cattle in Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Cow pie or cow patty: old, dry cattle scat
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Cow trail along road in southern Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Cow track in central Gold Butte National Monument
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Cow tracks (hind foot placed on top of front-foot track
Domestic Cattle (Bos taurus)
Trespass cow in Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area
Domestic Cattle (Bos taurus)
Trespass cow in Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area
Domestic Cow (Bos primigenius)
Trespass cows at the Zone-tailed Ranch
Domestic Cow (Bos primigenius)
Trespass cows at the Zone-tailed Ranch
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Trespass cows on the Mormon Mesa
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Trespass cows on the Mormon Mesa
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows near Whitney Pocket, Gold Butte NM
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cow near Whitney Pocket, Gold Butte NM
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cow near Whitney Pocket, Gold Butte NM
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in Goat Wash, southern Gold Butte NM
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Trespass cow sign in Garden Wash, southern Gold Butte NM
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Trespass cow sign in Garden Wash, southern Gold Butte NM
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows near Riverside
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cow near Riverside
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in Gold Butte, Lime Canyon Wilderness Area
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Bundy trespass cows in southern Gold Butte, Red Bluff Spring Road
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Trespass cow and feral burro scat in Quail Wash, Gold Butte NM
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Trespass cow scat on Black Ridge, Gold Butte NM
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Cow bones: the desert is a harsh place
Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)
Cow bones: the desert is a harsh place

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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