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That yellow brush thing? It's a mechanical back-scratcher.


The USDA experimental dairy in Beltsville MD.
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On September 22nd, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC), themenow commented:
The back scratcher looks cool!

But why does that other cow look like it has a port on the side of its body?
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On September 22nd, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
You are very observant! That is actually a fistula, a hole that allows people to observe the cow's digestive process. Apparently it's like having an earring but who knows what the cow thinks.
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On September 22nd, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC), themenow replied:
oh. my. gosh. i think that's terrible. but, like you said, who knows what the cow thinks.
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On September 23rd, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
People actually stick their hands in there. :(
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